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Shock at French immigrant eviction video

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused of pandering to the far-right in an attempt to boost his popularity.

It follows new government proposals targeting gypsies and immigrants suspected of crimes.

The emergence of video showing police forcibly dragging African immigrants away from the scene of an eviction has left the president exposed to questions about the plans.

The BBC's Stephanie Holmes reports.

  • 02 Aug 2010