The French mainstream seems right in line with the American white mainstream when it comes to its feelings about anyone they consider to be an outsider. Despite widespread criticism abroad, but with popular support at home, the French government continues its nazi like expulsion of the Roma and other travelers. OVER 8.000 HAVE ALREADY BEEN DEPORTED.
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"French officials should be working to fight discrimination, rather than making inflammatory statements that link entire communities to alleged criminality and may lead to even further discrimination against Roma and Travellers," said David Diaz-Jogeix, Deputy Director of Amnesty International's Europe and Central Asia programme."Under no circumstances should anyone be returned or expelled simply because they are Roma."
Talk is cheap. The streets should be full of people fighting the expulsions. The Roma shouldn't be left to fight on their own. They need more than words.
Roma rally in Istanbul against France's deportations
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Representatives of several Roma organisations in Turkey rallied outside the French consulate in Istanbul on Thursday (August 26th) over France's repatriation of Roma to Romania and Bulgaria. "We gathered to protest the wind of racism blowing from Europe, particularly from France against the Roma," the organisations said in a statement. They urged the European Commission to move to stop the spread of racism. The Roma community in Istanbul has about 2 million members.
Meanwhile, France continued the repatriation Thursday, sending nearly 300 Roma to Bucharest aboard two flights.