France: 57% distrust 'violent' suburban youth

France: 57% distrust 'violent' suburban youth

Via the Local:
Nearly 60 percent of the French say they distrust youth from the 'banlieues', France's impoverished, immigrant-dominated suburbs, according to a new survey that has laid bare the country's divisions.

"The results are extremely worrying," Thibault Renaudin, national secretary of Afev, the youth organisation which published the poll, told The Local.

"Youths from the banlieues already suffer from discrimination, unemployment, and this suspicion just adds their difficulties."

A poll conducted by Afev shows that while 75 percent of the French have a positive opinion of young people, 57 percent have a negative opinion of youths from improverished suburbs.


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