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Hollande defends France's controversial Roma eviction policy

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President Francois Hollande on Tuesday defended France's policy of forcibly evicting Roma migrants from temporary camps, after a report said a record number were kicked out of the often squalid settlements last year. 

French president Francois Hollande speaks during a press conference to present his 2014 policy plans on January 14, 2014 at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris

"Do we have to be ashamed of what we have done? No," Hollande said at a press conference, in response to a question about France's policy towards the Roma, adding the law had always been respected.

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