FRENCH TEACHER UNIONS DENOUNCE POLICE TACTICS TARGETTING SCHOOLS IN CRACK DOWN ON IMMIGRANTS. March 30 2007
Teachers in France are carrying out a one day strike today in support of one of their own arrested by cops while she tried to protect her students.
Valérie Boukobza-Rodriguez was arrested while trying to prevent the arrest of an illegal immigrant, the man in question was trying to collect his granddaughter from school. The police had set up checkpoints around the school and were checking the papers of all those coming to collect children. The police used tear gas and truncheons on the small crowd that were also attempting to aid the man and his children.
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