Skip to comments.Youths riot in French town
Posted on 10/05/2007 10:34:44 AM PDT by Republicain
Saint-Dizier, France - French police clashed overnight with youths who went on a rampage in a town in eastern France, prompting Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie to travel to the trouble spot.
Between 40 and 50 masked youths used metal bars to smash a firefighters' vehicle and a police car dispatched to a shopping mall in Saint-Dizier, said Yves Guillot, the head of the Haute-Marne regional government.
The youths then fanned out across the town of 30 000 inhabitants, setting fire to two buildings, a car rental office and 16 vehicles. Police reinforcements were sent in to quell the violence.
"We are trying to understand what happened. We have had clashes in our town but not on this scale," said Mayor Francois Cornut-Gentille.
The youths are said to be residents of Saint-Dizier's low-income housing project, Vert-bois, which is home to 12 000 people.
Alliot-Marie was due to travel to Saint-Dizier, some 200km east of Paris, after police and fire emergency authorities were targeted in the violence, her office said.
Hundreds of suburbs across France exploded into rioting for three weeks in late 2005, highlighting the nation's failure to integrate its Arab and African immigrants.
Once again, their ethnicity is being withheld.
Could they be mooslims?
Ha ha. I think we all have a pretty good idea of what is going on here.
“Youths”, eh? Sigh. Those darned Jooooos/Christians/etc.
Don’t you think it’s interesting how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather.
More “angry youths”. I guess it just goes to show that France is a racist, sexist, homophobic society with not enough socialism....
We’ll see how Sarko deals with France’s “youth” problem.
They are just young despondent mimes upset about the passing of Marcel Marceau.
Those darn Mormon “youth” again....
it’s those MUSLIM “Youts” again
France: New Violence Bears a Foreboding Message
October 05, 2007 14 36 GMT
Roughly 40-50 masked youths attacked a police-escorted firefighting team en route to a fire in the largely Muslim-populated French town of Saint-Dizier in the early hours of Oct. 5.
For now, the event does not appear to herald a replay of the race riots that rocked France in 2005, when the alleged accidental electrocution of three Muslim youths fleeing local police sparked violence on a national scale. This time around, there seems to be no precipitating event, suggesting that the violence will not again expand nationally in short order.
But the spontaneous nature of the violence suggests that French suburbs — where the 10 percent of France’s population that is Muslim is concentrated — are beginning to develop characteristics similar to those found in Watts, Calif., in the United States in 1965. In Watts, the local minority — blacks — felt so dispossessed that violence was seen as one of the few means of impacting political discourse.
"Deranged followers of Mad Mo the genocidal caravan-raider" seems more likely.
Isn’t it too late in the season for this? I thought early spring into the summer was the proper time to burn buildings and cars.
If only Miss manners was French, she could keep these people from embarrasing themselves... I mean really, a car fire in October?
It was bound to happen.
I don’t like to tell other countries how to handle their internal affairs, so I’ll just politely suggest that if Sarko gives them a “whiff of the grape” ... I won’t accuse him of human rights violations.
I'd bet it was fanatical Amish extremists. :=)
So I wonder how many of these guys were named Jacques, Pierre, Francois and Georges? And how many were named Mohammed, Ahmed, Marwan and Waleed?
I am sure it is a coincidence that this happened on the same day as one of the biggest events in the Moose-Limb calender -— Al Quds Day.
Incidently, this “holiday” was started by the crazy Iranians after the Ayatollah Kooka-mania took over in ‘79.
If they're masked how do they know they are youths?
And what is a "youth"? Under 18? Under 30?
Is their "youth"-ness supposed to make us sympathetic?
I hope Sarkozy gets on top of this pronto.
Let me guess, alot of guys named Francois, Michel, and Jean Paul?
They get trashed on CBS this Sunday on preachy, leftist crap show, Cold Case.
“Uh, Mr. Gambini, what is a “yoot”?”
“Oh, sorry. MOOOOOOOZLIMS.”
Of course it couldn't be the mooselimbs who are filling up the country. They are just peaceful, loving citizens.
It was those terrifying Mormon killers.
Well I always figured it was just a coincidence.
In Islam it IS the only means of political discourse.... Its totalitarian and oppressive nature ensure this to be the case.
“These two yutes...”
“What was that?”
“What’s a ‘yute’”
There is a South Park episode that will tell everything you need to know about Mormons. :)
Hang on to your bippies people,,,,,soon this will be happening in our country,,,,,,,,,wait and see.
Nope. I was in Paris a year ago. Just days after I flew home riots broke out -- some of them in places I'd just toured.
Youths is such a euphemistic term. Why not just come out and say scumbag, muslim, terrorists-in-training.
For the moment, the ideological heirs of those that believe the flames of liberty must be extinguished and the
aspirations of the individual curtailed for the alleged propriety of Muhammad have grown more sophisticated in their
methods of getting the people to comply with their agenda. However, as Americans draw ever closer to the breaking
point of just how much they are willing to put up with as frankly we are fast approaching the threshold where
there is precious little left for the state to steal, we must ask with concern will the aspiring jihadist’s among us
resort to the violent tendencies of their philosophical progenitors in the attempt to bring about Islams ultimate triumph
They are yoots, what else do you want to know?
CAIR will be shortly issuing a statement denouncing Youthaphobia.
So... it's a Quiet Riot?
‘Youth’ = 25-30 yrs old ‘cause under the SCHIPS recently vetoed legislation, one is still a child until they pass 25 yrs. old and must make over $82K / year to not be poor.
You are right on the money.
It is well known, has been for centuries, that if you shoot rioters they will stop rioting.
Too bad you didn’t get to stay longer. You could have thrown some bricks and rocks at “The Man” and burned your rental car! (sarcasm lamp is lit)
How many in this country would shoot a masked person setting fire to their house or car? I know I would.
If faut nettoyer au Kärcher.
“It says “Arabic and African.””
That was referring to the last riots...not these.
I live in GAYsachusetts, we are NOT allowed to defend ourselves.....seriously, we are NOT. If someone comes on my property trying to rob or whatever and I shoot or assault in anyway, I GO TO JAIL, not the robber, in fact that idiot can sue me for shooting/assaulting him......think about that my FRiend,,,,,,,liberalism is a mental disorder and I’m right in the middle of it.......keep in mind gigilo and the swimmer are my senators, there is a convicted felon (former speaker of the house)doing a morning drive talk show, police are corrupt, the legislature is corrupt, two firefighters who died in a fire during the summer were found with drugs and alcohol in their systems after the autopsies were done, ungh, I’m getting ill.................lol!
I think you need to move to Texas or some other state that respects your rights.