Mass demonstrations against Roma expulsions across France
A day of action is planned across France Saturday to protest against the French government's security policy and recent expulsions of Roma gypsies. A collective of 130 organisations, political parties and trade unions are calling for demonstrations against "xenophobia" and "the politics of pillory".
Demonstrations are planned in 140 French cities and towns. In Paris, celebrities including actress-singer Jane Birkin and actress-director Agnes Jaoui are expected to join a rally at the immigration ministry in Paris.
A march through the capital will also see the likes of European Parliament member and 2012 presidential hopeful Eva Joly rally alongside Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe.
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