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France launches mobile app for fight against racism

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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 local authorities responsible for removing them via the group Licra, the International League against Racism 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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