In a hidden camera, North African and black couples are denied access because they are, according to the employees, complete. But a white couple, who comes next, is accepted in both cases. “Unbearable”, “structural racism in our society”: several left-wing elected officials rose up on Wednesday August 10 against ethnic discrimination at the entrance private beaches on the Côte d’Azur, observed during an SOS-Racisme operation. In a video broadcast the day before by the online media Loopsider, which filmed this operation with a hidden camera, North African and black couples are access to two private beaches in Juan-les-Pins (Alpes-Maritimes) because they are, according to employees, full. But a white couple who comes next is accepted in both cases. “Unbearable” “Unbearable”, tweeted the rebellious France deputy and campaign manager of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Manuel Bompard, joined by the LFI deputy Bastien Lachaud: “ There is the unbearable reality of racism and discrimination. And there is the fact that it is still necessary today to provide proof of this structural racism in our society, which some still persist in denying. in an unhealthy gear” Socialist Senator Rachid Temal was also indignant: “Ordinary racism in 2022 in France. It is necessary to reinforce the tools of control, follow-up and sanctions”. “Justice must take the plunge and heavily punish,” added the boss of EELV Julien Bayou. SOS-Racisme has indicated its intention to file a complaint against the two establishments in question. “Racism is present at all times for a large number of citizens without there being a political and public response to the height for fight and punish these racist behaviors and attitudes”, also deplored the spokespersons for EELV Chloé Sagaspe and Alain Coulombel in a press release. “Now is the time for strong and profound decisions,” they insisted.
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