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Tensions between police and Muslim youths in France's poor suburbs are simmering after the weekend's "veil riots". With news that an investigation has been launched into racist remarks posted on an unofficial police Facebook group the bad-feeling will only increase.

The remarks, which have not been made public, were of a "violent and at times racist nature" and were discovered on a Facebook group entitled 'Forum police-info.com', according to a source close to the investigation.

The group, which has now been closed, is described as a "non-official" forum for France's national and local police force.


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