A crackdown on crime or discrimination against a minority group?
France claims that its illegal Roma communities (often called gypsies or travellers) are a serious threat to social order.
Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, ordered that 200 of these camps be cleared out in the next three months.
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Human rights advocates say that as EU residents Roma have the right to work in France.
On Tuesday's Riz Khan show we ask: Will Sarkozy's plan to deport the Roma actually serve the public interest, or is it an attempt to shift the focus off the country's political and economic challenges?
Joining the programme is Rob Kushen, the executive director of the European Roma Rights Centre.
This episode of the Riz Khan show aired on Tuesday, August 3, 2010.
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