This video says about itself:
19 August 2010
French President Nikolas Sarkozy has announced drastic measures against the Roma and Sinti minorities. He wants all illegal camps closed within three months, and Roma without legal papers are set to be deported. Opposition parties and human rights groups have criticized the move, labeling it xenophobic and racist. Sarkozy’s policy turnaround was prompted by recent clashes between Roma and the police in Brittany, where a Roma youth was shot while fleeing from a police traffic spot check. … Some believe Sarkozy is using the issue to divert public attention away from the tax and donations scandal involving L’Oréal heir Liliane Bettencourt.
By scapegoating politically isolated minorities with measures last officially used in France by the Vichy regime that collaborated with the Nazis in World War II, the French state is preparing to repress working class opposition to its policies: here.
France has expelled hundreds more Roma people under a “crackdown” on crime by right-wing president Nicolas Sarkozy: here.
Romanian Papers Blast Sarkozy over Roma Deportation: here.