Friday, October 14, 2011

Romanians protest discrimination in French media

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — About 100 people have protested outside France's embassy in Bucharest against alleged cases of discrimination against Romanians in the French media.

Thursday's protest comes after Romanian media rebroadcast several items in the French media, which have been considered insulting to Romania.

Last week, commentators on French radio Europe 1 suggested that Romanians learned French so that they could beg in France. During a recent Romania-France soccer match, there were jokes on Canal + about Romanians being beggars and thieves.

Protester Diana Olar said: "We don't want to be labeled as a nation of robbers, rapists, criminals due to a few isolated cases."

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