Even by the standards of French "community" policing, it is a desperately harrowing video. Filmed by an amateur cameraman, it shows riot police in the notorious Seine-Saint-Denis suburb of Paris breaking up a demonstration by evicted mothers, some of them pregnant. Displaying the kind of respect and sensitivity normally reserved for prone drunks, the officers poke, manhandle and then drag the protestors along the road, along with their crying young children and babies.Yes, it doesn't look pretty, does it?
But why are you not asking why these women put their children in harms way by squatting, and then resisting their eviction, in the first place?
And why is it JUST women and children in these protests? Where are their men? Surely these aren't immaculate conceptions?
Still, I expect Nabila doesn't have to live in a part of Paris where illegal immigrants squatting is a problem, so why shouldn't she take out an onion for these people?
Naturally, Sarkozy is the devil incarnate for CiF columnists:
Sarkozy, the ever radical rightwing thinker, also said he would withdraw French nationality to any immigrant involved in law-breaking as well as erring French citizens of foreign descent.Really..?
Welfare payments to immigrants without official papers would be reviewed and minimum sentences for criminals would be raised.How terrible...
When can we see these radical rightwing policies enacted here? The sooner, the better.