17.6.2014, BBC – France’s Hollande condemns attack on Roma teenager

17.6.2014, BBC – France’s Hollande condemns attack on Roma teenager

French President Francois Hollande has condemned a lynch mob attack which left a Roma (Gypsy) teenager badly injured on a Paris housing estate.

A mob took the 16-year-old from a Roma camp in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine on Friday after he was accused by locals of burglary, a police source said.

The 200 or so people in the camp fled the area the same evening, according to Le Parisien newspaper.

Mr Hollande said the attack was “unspeakable and unjustifiable”, and he wanted “everything done” to find the attackers.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the judicial police had been mobilised to investigate the attack.

Source (English language): http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27886205

 

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