France launches mobile app for fight against racism

June 11, 2013
Head of the anti-racist group Licra (International league against racism and anti-semitism), lawyer Alain Jakubowicz, poses on March 24, 2013 in Paris. The French anti-racism group on Tuesday launched a smartphone application designed to speed up the removal of racist graffiti.

A French anti-racism group on Tuesday launched a smartphone application designed to speed up the removal of racist graffiti.

The app allows users to take photos of offensive tags, geo-locate them and send a message to the responsible for removing them via the group Licra, the International League against and Anti-Semitism.

"You can't fight racism and anti-Semitism in the 21st century as we did in the past," Licra president Alain Jakubowicz said as the app became available for download.

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