French NGOs threaten class-action suit over racial profiling by police

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    A group of #NGOs on Wednesday threatened the French state with a class-action #lawsuit over racial profiling by the #police during ID checks, a longstanding complaint among French people of colour. Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and four other groups gave the government four months to act to end the “discriminatory identity checks” or face legal action.

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