Skip to comments.Paris riots continue after two die
Posted on 10/30/2005 10:02:57 PM PST by ncountylee
Police detained 14 people yesterday after a second night of rioting that broke out in a working-class Paris suburb following the deaths of two youths who were electrocuted while trying to evade police, officials said.
Hundreds of angry youths torched parked cars and threw rocks at police overnight in Clichy-sous-Bois, north of the capital, lightly injuring 15 officers and a journalist, officials said.
Mobile police units were called in after assailants opened fire on a police riot vehicle, and restored order around 2am. About 300 police were remaining on site until further notice, officials said.
Dozens of local residents held a peaceful march after daybreak yesterday between City Hall and the electrical transformer where the youths died seeking cover on Thursday evening.
The regional government said about 400 youths took part in the rioting overnight, but city officials insisted that estimate was too high.
Major French TV networks led their afternoon newscasts with images of the violence, showing officers firing tear gas and rowdy youths throwing rocks and overturning large rubbish bins.
Nineteen people were arrested. Five were later released, officials said.
At yesterdays march, Mayor Claude Dilain called for calm, urging the public to remain dignified amid lingering anger over the deaths of the 15- and 17-year-old boys.
About a dozen teens, wearing T-shirts with the words Dead for Nothing written on them, marched at the front as the demonstrators walked past a string of charred vehicles.
France.... you appeaser monkeys have problems!
Gotta be ... Bush's Fault!
Hey, ma France enmerdeuse, the best is yet to come!
I wonder if all the celebidiots like Johnny Depp still wishes this country was more like France?
Paris burned and no one outside of France cared.AWB
The French are revolting.
Maxine Waters has to be smiling. She loves this stuff.
No hint in the article of who was riotting. You all know what that means, doncha?
Yep, let's just say we're not talking about the "Jerry Lewis Worshipping" kind of French here.
It is the ROP again.
Oldie but goodie.
Yup... although no newspaper will state that. Some do mention that the "victms" were African, and that the "community" is largely immigrant. Unless you suspect that Frankish people were outraged at the death of Africans that they rioted in an immigrant community, you can deduce from these reports that the rioters are African immigrants. And most African immigrants to France are from the former French colonies in Africa, which are predominantly TROP. But you'll never see it explicitly in print.
>> Mobile police units were called in after assailants opened fire on a police riot vehicle <<
Wow! Their handling of Hurrican Katrina must've been awesome in Alabama... Even the French are asking for their help dealing with rioters!
Oh, nevermind. :^D
Not the Swedish Grandmothers rioting!
Tough new French anti-crime policies are partly to blame for riots that gripped a Paris suburb at the weekend, after the accidental deaths of two teenagers who thought they were under police chase, the opposition and rights campaigners said.
Described by the main police union as "guerrilla" violence, the three nights of rioting came a week after France's fiery interior minister, Nicolas Sarkozy, vowed to wage a "war without mercy" on crime in the suburbs of Paris.
Okay, just flipped on BBC on the XM Radio:
*Bombings in India, might be Kashmiri freedom fighters
*Australia hosting Bird Flu Conference in Brisbane /*Vietnamese Government asking for Bird Flu Aid
*1000s of Americans pay respects to Rosa Parks under Capitol Dome / Condaleeza Rice give comments
No mention of Muslims rioting in Paris!
Interesting observation; will be watching for more info on this one.
Please explain ROP and TROP. I see them now and again.
And I agree with your assessments: the press won't tell it like it is, we must do what the Soviet public had to do in its day, and read between the lines and not what is not being said.
Thanks in advance.
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