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French president Sarkozy's xenophobia, cartoon by Zapiro

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

15 sue French government for racial profiling

Thursday 12 April 2012

by Our Foreign Desk

Fifteen French people of African or Arab descent sued the government on Wednesday for abusive searches based on what they say was racial profiling.

One of their lawyers said they were routinely stopped and searched – often involving humiliating pat-downs, insults and even threats – because of the way they look.

This is the first collective action of its kind in France.

The 15 were subjected to police checks between September and February and got in touch with a hotline run by the Stop Racial Profiling group.

The group’s lawyers conceded that it is hard to prove that a police check constitutes racial profiling because there is no written evidence that a check was warranted or that one even occurred.

Their aim is to prompt the drawing…

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