1 March is La journée sans immigrés – the “Day Without Immigrants” – in France (also Spain and Greece) organised by Association La Journée Sans Inmigrés. An immigrants’ rights campaign group is calling on all French citizens of immigrant origin not to work or spend money for 24 hours, in order to demonstrate the importance of their contribution to France’s economy.
They are a wide collective national citizen and apolitical organisation, with representations in all the regions of France. Through internet the initiative has quickly meeting a very broad public (with today more 54.000 members on Facebook), relayed by a site, a blog and a forum.
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