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Marseille residents force out Roma, burn their camp
By FRANCE 24 ^ | 28/09/2012

Posted on 09/28/2012 11:52:49 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin

Residents of a housing estate in the southern French city of Marseille forced a group of Roma (Gypsy) families that had installed themselves nearby to move on, before burning all that remained of their encampment, local press reported on Thursday.

According to La Provence newspaper, police were called to separate dozens of the residents from the Roma families, who left the site in Marseille’s 15th arrondissement (district) “without violence”, police said.

Everything that was left behind was gathered up and burned. Police said no arrests were made and that there had been no violence.

The locals, according to La Provence, had forewarned the authorities that they would be taking action against the estimated 35 Roma who had installed themselves there a few days before.

Samia Ghali, who is mayor of the city’s northern 15th and 16th arrondissements, told AFP a delegation had gone to see her on Thursday morning, complaining of burglaries and that the Roma “had tried to enter buildings and made everything dirty”.

The direct action by locals in Marseille comes as France’s newly-elected Socialist government is under fire for continuing the much-criticised policy of former rightwing President Nicolas Sarkozy of dismantling Gypsy camps and “repatriating” Roma travellers to Romania and Bulgaria.

An estimated 15,000 ethnic Roma, mostly originating from Bulgaria and Romania, currently live in makeshift camps across France.

The government moved last month to appease critics of its policy by announcing that it would ease restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants' access to the jobs market.

But it said the dismantling of camps would continue, despite calls from some ministers and human rights groups for them to be stopped unless alternative accommodation was arranged first.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: france; gypsies; roma
Residents of a housing estate in the southern French city of Marseille.... Police said no arrests were made and that there had been no violence.... Samia Ghali, who is mayor of the city’s northern 15th and 16th arrondissement

North Africans? The media would never tolerate white French behaving in such a manner.

1 posted on 09/28/2012 11:52:55 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Never heard of Roma originating from North Africa, but I have heard the phrase, “ready, fire, aim.”


2 posted on 09/28/2012 11:55:26 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I guess as long as it's not a French Priest with a British accent. The French are okay with it.

3 posted on 09/28/2012 11:58:06 AM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin


'tweener at most. Anyway, probably "Not Guilty" by most Freeper standards, although she is a socialist.
4 posted on 09/28/2012 11:58:33 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."--Del Shannon)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

“the Roma families, who left the site in Marseille’s 15th arrondissement (district) “without violence”, police said.”

Well, at least when the gypsies see a mob coming down the road at them, they know it’s time to move on. Probably why they are still around, after all this time. They are parasites, but they’re smart enough to find a new host before they get exterminated.


5 posted on 09/28/2012 11:59:01 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: DeaconBenjamin
...complaining of burglaries and that the Roma “had tried to enter buildings and made everything dirty”.

America has similar "Roma" problem called Washington DC (aka Mordor-on-the-Potomac).

A similar solution might be required, once attempted by the British.

6 posted on 09/28/2012 11:59:16 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: 1rudeboy

Roma come from India but they are a bother sometimes with their thievish ways and need to be sent packing. Long ago the French sent their Roma to Louisiana. Spain sent there’s to Mexico. They have given the west much—like music and dancing (Flamenco)but they tend to disrupt things. They will steal anything that’s not nailed down but they never kill or murder.


7 posted on 09/28/2012 12:00:13 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

If you go to Europe to visit, you need to be vary wary of the Roma or Gypsies as they used to be called. They prey on tourists and even get little kids in on the act as they try to pick your pocket. Had this experience in Florence. Unwary tourists seem to be their favorite prey.


8 posted on 09/28/2012 12:01:18 PM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I understand. You should probably direct your comment to the guy who thinks they come from N. Africa.


9 posted on 09/28/2012 12:01:24 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
They have given the west much—like music and dancing (Flamenco)but they tend to disrupt things. They will steal anything that’s not nailed down but they never kill or murder.

Gee, that sounds like a great addition to one of those Dungeons and Dragons type role playing games.
10 posted on 09/28/2012 12:06:16 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."--Del Shannon)
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To: 1rudeboy; DeaconBenjamin

I had assumed that the poster was referring to the folks who live in the 15th and 16th arrondissements as the North Africans, which is why I posted a picture of the mayor.


11 posted on 09/28/2012 12:08:16 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."--Del Shannon)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
“but they never kill or murder.”

I spent my whole childhood looking over my shoulder because my mom said that Gypsy's steal blond hair/blue eye little girls. my sister in law is a gypse. tore our family apart.

12 posted on 09/28/2012 12:10:44 PM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: 1rudeboy

Uhhhh...”ease restrictions on the (Roma’s) access to the
“jobs markets”???
Does anyone think they’re interested in normal jobs?
Who would hire them without being forced to, since their calling card is theft?


13 posted on 09/28/2012 12:13:37 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

“Long ago the French sent their Roma to Louisiana.”

Man, don’ you be tellin’ no coon ass such a ‘ting!

;^)


14 posted on 09/28/2012 12:15:32 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I worked for years in a major Boston hospital and on occasion we’d have a gypsy as a patient in the ER or on one of the inpatient floors.The staff of the floor/unit involved was always alerted to such a situation as was security.A night nursing supervisor for the medical floors once told me that she once saw a group of gypsies who were camped out in a hallway while their “king” was an inpatient wheeling a brand new and very expensive EKG machine out the door.She said that as far as she knew they got away,security wasn’t fast enough.


15 posted on 09/28/2012 12:21:16 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

They should come to the US and join the Occupy people. They’ll be fine. /sarc


16 posted on 09/28/2012 12:22:39 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
hey will steal anything that’s not nailed down but they never kill or murder.

Especially your daughters

17 posted on 09/28/2012 12:47:47 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: elcid1970

I had a French lady friend in Texas. She was fond of the music of this one Cajun-descended local singer/songwriter.

Once at a concert of his, another Cajun came up to her and started speaking in Cajun French.

She understood him with some difficulty, and it dawned on her that it sounded like a very old dialect of continental French.


18 posted on 09/28/2012 12:54:55 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Cincinna

Ping.


19 posted on 09/28/2012 12:58:57 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Erasmus

I was talking with a Cajun aquaintance last week who said exactly the same thing - the local patois is different from continental French because it has been spoken in relative isolation since the seventeenth century. They say the same thing about the Quebecois dialect.


20 posted on 09/28/2012 1:01:04 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Well, there was a time when their visits were highly welcome and there was less of a downside. Good metalworkers. Of course, nowadays people just throw their broken and dulled stuff away...


21 posted on 09/28/2012 1:04:23 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Some of that renown European tolerance Obama wants for the USA.


22 posted on 09/28/2012 1:06:05 PM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
“They will steal anything that’s not nailed down but they never kill or murder.”

Yes they will steal most anything but they do murder and kill. The Roma are very tribal and have codes of contact within the clan but regarding non-Roma anything goes. The Tene Bimbo clan killed at least 8 elderly people in San Francisco between 1984 to 1993. Its known as the Foxglove murders. To claim Roma do not murder and kill is an urban myth probably perpetuated by the Roma themselves.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/1999/oct/17/theobserver2

23 posted on 09/28/2012 1:27:19 PM PDT by Polynikes (Hakkaa Palle)
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To: 1rudeboy

From the story, I surmise that the residents who disbursed the Roma and burnt their camp must have been North African.


24 posted on 09/28/2012 1:40:09 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: 1rudeboy

From the story, I surmise that the residents who disbursed the Roma and burnt their camp must have been North African.


25 posted on 09/28/2012 1:40:20 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: Dr. Sivana

You are correct.


26 posted on 09/28/2012 1:41:30 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I believe they are known as the Travelers here in the US. Mostly scam artists.


27 posted on 09/28/2012 1:44:16 PM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

true story..i always carry an empty wallet in my back pocket while travelling abroad, I got surounded by a pack of gypsy kids in Florence and they got my wallet and vanished, about a minute later a kid comes running out and throws my wallet at me shouting “bastardo” and takes off


28 posted on 09/28/2012 2:13:00 PM PDT by Docbarleypop
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To: DeaconBenjamin

The Roma in France are rag-tag, poor and pathetic. In Great Britain they have become masters of scamming the system and the welfare system and have become skilled at setting up encampments that are very hard to dislodge. They set them up in Gov’t green zones. Neutral parkland. The ones in Britain are motorized with trucks, campers, trailers etc


29 posted on 09/28/2012 2:56:40 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Army Air Corps; afraidfortherepublic; mojo114; seenenuf; LucyT; Think free or die; DollyCali; ...

H/T Army Air Corps
The Gypsies, now known as “ les Roms” in PC land have been a plague on Europe for hundreds of years. Also known as “ traveling people” they are rootless, living kn caravans, setting up their camps, then moving on.
They plague the economies of European cities by not working, and being on the public dole. They train their children, often as young as three, to steal, and work in teams to distract unwitting victims. They are always under the age of arrest, and are caught and let go.
They are “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” They do not respect local laws, and are violent trouble makers.
I have no idea what religion they are. Having come from India originally, and dabbling in fortune telling and other forms if separating a man from his money, my guess would be pagan.

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30 posted on 09/28/2012 11:19:00 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Yes, a young girl/woman, 13 or so, tried to unzip my husband’s pack, right on the front side of his body. He grabbed her wrist and told her NO, and she got off the Metro. In Paris, that is.

The Gypsies will also drug their babies, toss them at tourists, and then, when you catch them and your hands are full, they’ll pick your pockets. Catching a baby is innate - tossing, not so much.

My mom was a Social Worker here in Los Angeles. The Gypsy families would come in when they were in town, activate their welfare cases, and collect. They were not poor, just knew how to work the system.


31 posted on 09/29/2012 2:52:58 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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