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Locked down in the suburbs: Covid-19 puts strain on French ‘banlieues’

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Issued on: 27/04/2020 – 21:10Modified: 27/04/2020 – 21:10

While Paris hits the pause button, many in the densely-populated working-class suburbs north of the French capital still have to get to work. It's not just those in low-paid essential services jobs who're affected: many kids in the "banlieues" don't have access to online learning or depend on school for a proper meal. How can schools reopen on May 11? Can France use the crisis to truly address its inherent inequalities? President Emmanuel Macron himself acknowledged the accentuateRead More – Source