Sarkozy’s anti-Roma racism

This video is called Italian ‘intolerance’ hits Roma community – 13 Jun 08.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Gypsy groups hit out at Paris snub

France: Gypsy associations have lashed out at the government over racist treatment regarding a meeting called by President Nicolas Sarkozy to deal with “problems” among Gypsies.

The meeting follows recent clashes between police and French Gypsies sparked by the shooting of a Gypsy youth.

Groups representing France’s Gypsies were not invited to attend yesterday’s meeting, which was attended by Mr Sarkozy and the interior, justice and immigration ministers.

See also here.

A new report by the European Roma Rights Centre finds that France’s Gypsy and Romani population lives in a pervasive climate of racism and discrimination: here.

EUROPE: Citizen Rights Don’t Apply to Roma: here.

Women and Children Dragged Down Parisian Streets in Forced Eviction: Video footage has emerged of French police forcibly evicting African immigrants from a Parisian suburb, showing women with children and babies dragged down the street, CNN reported July 30. The group of about 60 mostly women and children had been living in the street since being evicted from their council homes on July 8 to make way for a new housing project, said Michael Hajdenberg, a journalist with the French media organization Mediapart. Journalists were told to leave the site prior to the eviction, but a member of DAL, a French rights group, managed to film the scenes on July 21. Although the immigrants had initially refused authorities’ offer of temporary hotel stay, saying they wanted more of a long-term guarantee of places to live, they have now agreed as a result of the traumatic experience, the article reported: here.

WORKERS groups in France are considering legal action, after a shocking video emerged of black women and children being brutally dispersed by police in La Corneuve, Paris, as they protested against evictions: here.

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