SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – According to French and other international media, the French prime minister has said the country’s recent events showed a “geographic, social, ethnic apartheid” present in society. In a speech to journalists Manuel Valls, listed the problems the country faced since riots of 2005.
“Relegation of some to the suburbs, ghettos, things I was already talking about in 2005, a geographic, social, ethnic apartheid which has developed in our country. Social misery, added to daily discrimination… because someone doesn’t have a good family name, the right skin colour, or because she’s a woman. It is by no means, and you know me, about looking for excuses, but we also have to look at the reality of our country,” Valls said.