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Roma raids continue in French crackdown

Raids of Roma camps in France are continuing despite being criticised by human rights watchdogs.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said he will continue his controversial crackdown on Roma people.

Hundreds of Roma have been sent back to Romania and Bulgaria and more than 100 illegal camps dismantled.

The operation has been criticised by human rights watchdogs and Mr Sarkozy's opponents, who accuse him of using the issue to boost his flagging support.

  • 26 Aug 2010
  • From the section Europe
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