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France: “They said they would have killed us if we stayed”

Headline Title:  “They said they would have killed us if we stayed” 08 April 2014 Attacks, discrimination, violent evictions, homelessness and extreme poverty. Life for the 20,000 Roma in France – most of them migrants – is a far cry from the idyllic image the country tries to portray.Most Roma migrants in France live in informal settlements and have little or no access to water and sanitation. They also suffer from entrenched discrimination and are often the target of brutal attacks by mobs and even police officers.Some French politicians have said Roma live a “peculiar lifestyle”…

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