Workers Vanguard No. 868

14 April 2006



In "Mass Protests Shake France" (WV No. 867, 31 March), we wrote, referring to a 1998 government attack on minority youth and the current racist attacks, "Then as now, the LTF was unique on the French left" in coming to the defense of the arrested youth. But as the accompanying article explains, while other left groups initially refused to defend the youth arrested during last fall's ghetto revolt, several have since raised the call for amnesty for those arrested.