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French police attack on refugees affects Portsmouth children

bbc unspun | 09.03.2009 21:45 | Health | Migration | Repression | South Coast

Tear gas sprayed on refugees in a truck in France has ended up harming children in Portsmouth when they played on a new slide which had been in the truck that was sprayed with the tear gas.

Part of a park in Portsmouth has been closed off after children came into contact with a chemical on a slide.

The two boys, aged nine and 12, were playing in Victoria Park when their eyes started streaming on Sunday.

It is thought the chemical came into contact with the slide before it was transported to England.

Suspected illegal immigrants were found hiding inside the slide while it was in Calais, France, and tear gas may have been used to remove them.

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No one is illegal

10.03.2009 11:00

Does it make it right than to spray 'illegal' immigrants with tear gases as long as British children are not harmed? Who is 'illegal'? Those who are escaping wars in Afghanistan, Darfur, Somalia, Iraq and other lovely holiday places like that? Or that are just migrating in hope they can make a living since their countries' economies have been destroyed by western greed (globalisation). Sorry you should not publish rubbish like this on indy without comment. There is the corporate media for that.

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