Anti-Racist Group Finds Racial Biases at French Holiday Venues

An undercover operation by the French anti-racism group, SOS Racisme, has exposed racism at some bars and clubs on campsites in the south of France. The group found two campsites and three clubs in the Alpes-Maritimes, out of a total of around 20 establishments tested, turned away ethnic minorities before allowing whites inside.

The organization has named Le Camp du Pylône in Antibes Juan-les-Pins and Le Green Park at Cagnes-sur-mer as campsites which discriminated between the two young men of North African origin and two young white men sent to try and stay there. Both establishments deny the accusations. A spokesman for Green Park told the site 20 Minutes that there was no basis for the allegations and that SOS Racisme “hears what it wants to hear.” The president of SOS Racisme Dominique Sopo told 20 Minutes that they had video and sound recordings of the incidents.