Authorities arrested Cédric Herrou for aiding undocumented immigrants. The Roya Citoyenne help. The activist describes recent charges made against him.
The refugees came to the country fleeing dictatorship and war. Herrou describes why he helps the illegal immigrants. Jean-Claude Gulbal explains how the refugees travel from Africa to France.
Ten residents of Breil-sur-Roya, Saorge, and Tende have been arrested for aiding undocumented migrants. Residents describe why they break the law and refugees explain their voyage to France.
Don Rito Julio Alvarez describes how migrants sleep in the train station. Herrou describes how police falsify documentation to deport minors from France.
Culbal asks what Italy should do with its 500,000 migrants. Herrou awaits his verdict. After arriving at t home in Nice, several of the minors are deported back to Italy.
Activists complain about the refugee's conditions and deportations. The judge fines Herrou for transporting refugees from Italy. The Roya Valley continues to fight against the illegal deportation of minors.
Credits: The Valley Rebels
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Cédric Herrou is a farmer who supports and houses African refugees in the alpine village of Breil-Sur-Roya in southern France. Some regard him as a heroic Good Samaritan, but others—including the French border police and state prosecutor – denounce him as the leader of a band of smugglers, bringing migrants from Italy into France while flouting official border controls. In this video, Herrou and other activists describe why they provide asylum and fight against the illegal deportation of minors back to Italy.
Length: 25 minutes
Copyright date: ©2017
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