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Protesters in Paris Present Complaints to Lawmakers

Several hundred people, mostly youths of African descent, have marched to the French parliament in Paris to protest laws they say discriminate against immigrants and minorities.

Wednesday's march comes two days before the first anniversary of fiery suburban riots that shook France last year.

The youths, representing poor and minority neighborhoods, carried banners and lists of their complaints. Police and security forces lined their route, barring close approach to public buildings.

A grass-roots movement, AC-Le Feu, founded in Clichy-sous-Bois, a northern suburb of Paris, says it has collected some 20,000 complaints and will publish them in a Book of Grievances ahead of next year's elections.

The group says there have been no improvements in poor neighborhoods since the riots.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

 

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