Monday, August 02, 2010

Apartheid France, Where African Babies and Women Are Dragged Through the Streets...

From the youtube site:

In France, rights groups plan to file a complaint about police brutality, after a video surfaced showing officers using excessive force to evict African immigrants from a Paris suburb.

The footage shows police dragging away women with their babies as well as young children.

The group of 60 people had been living in the streets since being evicted from their council homes earlier this month.

The group of mostly women and children had been ordered to move to make way for a new housing project.

The footage shows a screaming woman with a baby wrapped to her back being dragged along the pavement. Another scene shows a pregnant woman lying on her back on the street.

According to France 24 the footage was recorded on July 21 by an observer from the Droit au Logement (Right to Housing) association and uploaded on the internet by French news site Mediapart and broadcast by CNN on Tuesday.

Most of the immigrants are from the Ivory Coast. Some of them had been living in France for ten years and were not illegal immigrants.

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