18.6.2014, The Telegraph – Roma boy attacked in Paris: the picture that will shock France

18.6.2014, The Telegraph – Roma boy attacked in Paris: the picture that will shock France

This is a picture that will shock Frnace.

Beaten to death, dumped in a supermarket trolley and left for dead on the side of the road.

A mob of about 20 balaclava–wearing vigilantes snatched the teenager from his family after he was accused of burgling a nearby flat.

He was yesterday still in a coma fighting for his life in a Paris hospital after suffering multiple skull fractures.

The attack on Darius, whose surname has not been disclosed, was “the result of several years of inefficient public policy which maintains the misery of these Roma communities and allows the racism latent in French society to prosper”, said Le Monde newspaper in its frontpage editorial.

France’s prime minister, Manuel Valls, faced stinging criticism late last year when, as interior minister, he said most Roma in France had no intention of integrating and should be sent back to their countries of origin.

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