Skip to comments.Riots erupt in more Paris suburbs
Posted on 11/02/2005 1:36:49 AM PST by Panerai
Rioting has spread to more suburbs of Paris on a sixth night of unrest in the outskirts of the French capital.
At Aulnay-sous-Bois, cars were torched as gangs of youths hurled stones at police in riot gear, who responded by firing rubber bullets.
But the epicentre of the trouble, Clichy-sous-Bois, was said to be calm, with a heavy police presence.
The unrest was sparked by the death of two boys whom locals think were fleeing police, despite official denials.
Correspondents say anger has been fuelled by a tear gas canister hurled into the town's mosque on Sunday night, and arrests.
French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin called earlier for a return to calm, during a meeting with the families of the teenagers.
Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy joined the meeting, although the parents had refused to meet him a day earlier.
He has been criticised for his handling of the unrest.
"When an interior minister doesn't hesitate to use insulting terms, branding as 'rabble' communities which have the misfortune to be fragile... it is the image of the country that is tarnished," the opposition Socialist Party said in a statement.
Clichy had experienced five nights of confrontation between police and young people from the mainly immigrant communities in the north-eastern suburb.
Ping. Do we have an agreed-upon standard keyword for this event yet?
The cancer of Islam has spread.
No mention of the rioteers being Muslims, no mention of Islam, and the mosque gets mentioned only because of the tear gas.
At Aulnay-sous-Bois, cars were torched as gangs of youths hurled stones at police in riot gear
Nope No Muslims here. Move along folks nothing to see here. /sarcasm
Amazing that the French -- great friends and business partner to Arab Islamists, is having trouble with members of the "religion of peace"...
And as I noted on another thread on this, we would do well to recall an historical approach to restoring order on the streets of Paris: Calling in a Corsican.
up a bit early aren't you? I just got back from Austria so I am jet lagging a bit. I hope that the Europeans awaken from their stupor before it is too late. Blankley's last book The West's Last Chance is excellent on the subject...
France hasn't raised the white flag yet?? Maybe they should try to appease the mooo-slims and burn a few synagogues down, maybe trash a few Jewish cemeteries. That should stop all the 'peaceful' rioting.
Two of my flat-mates are French. We were watching the movie Le Haine just the other night. Probably not too much different than the real thing.
Me? I'm buyin' marshmallows...
A little bit of insomnia. I just pinged you to another thread; long article, but very worthwhile.
... communities which have the misfortune to be fragile...
Not that I can see... I'd suggest PARISRIOTS to distinguish it from other subjects already extant, and will try adding it now...
Good call, will use that.
frere jacque, frere jacque, dorme vous, dorme vous, son la matin, son la matin, ding dong ding, ding dong ding. translation, jacque, are you still sleeping, its morning. ding dong ding. the bell has rung and the french are sleeping, dam this is too good to be true, france being torn down by the rop, why im giddy.
Talk about your ironic twists.
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