Paris: President Nicolas Sarkozy says he
wants to revoke the French citizenship of immigrants who put
police officers` lives in danger.
Sarkozy said today in a speech in Grenoble that French
nationality should be revoked "from any person of foreign
origin who voluntarily threatens the life of a police officer"
or other public authority.
The southeastern city saw clashes this month between
youths and police at a housing project that is home to many
immigrants after a resident suspected in a casino armed
robbery was killed while fleeing police. Some youths allegedly
fired on police.
Tensions have simmered in projects around France since
nationwide riots in 2005.
Sarkozy says France is "suffering the consequences of 50
years of insufficiently regulated immigration."