French police use overly broad powers to conduct unwarranted and abusive identity checks on black and Arab young men and boys.
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French police use overly broad powers to conduct unwarranted and abusive identity checks on black and Arab young men and boys. Minority youth, including children as young as 13, are subjected to frequent stops involving lengthy questioning, invasive body pat-downs and searches of personal belongings. The pictures in this slideshow were taken by Fatah Sadaoui for the Collective against Profiling (Collectif contre le contrôle au Faciès), a French association working against abusive and discriminatory police behaviour, on October 29, 2011.