Over the last month or so, France's "efforts" to take care of the Roma "problem" in their country have gotten a lot of international attention. They have been deporting Roma families left and right, and even though these families are citizens and members of the European Union, many are getting sent back to the countries their grandparents left years ago, and they themselves have never seen.
Although this is a heartbreaking reason to generate international attention, it has caused a ripple effect for more people to take notice. It's about time the world new what was going on!
And more specifically/locally:
THIS is why I'm here.