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Nicolas Sarkozy threat on police attacks

President Nicolas Sarkozy has said he would like to strip French nationality from anyone of foreign origin who threatens the life of a police officer.

Mr Sarkozy made the comments in Grenoble, which saw clashes between police and rioters earlier this month.

The violence began after a local man died while fleeing police, after allegedly robbing a casino.

The BBC's Ashleigh Nghiem reports.

  • 31 Jul 2010
  • From the section Europe
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