Skip to comments.European cities on guard for French-style violence
Posted on 11/07/2005 6:59:42 AM PST by ncountylee
BERLIN, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Images of French ghettos in flames are causing discomfort across Europe and have raised fears the violence could spread across borders.
London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels and other cities with large immigrant populations are on the lookout for any signs of copycats of the urban violence that has engulfed Paris and other French cities, destroying cars, shops and schools.
So far there have been only isolated reports of wanton violence beyond France's borders -- five cars set on fire in Berlin on Sunday and six in the western German city of Bremen.
Leaders in Britain, Germany and elsewhere point to unique circumstances in France that make it less likely that they will face similar rioting. But there are nevertheless potential powder kegs in countries with large foreign populations.
"Everybody's concerned at what is happening," British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Monday. "I send every support to the French government and to the French people in dealing with the situation. You should never be complacent about these things, although I think our situation is in some ways different."
The Paris violence was sparked by frustration among ethnic minorities over racism, unemployment and harsh treatment by police. Many of the rioters are French-born citizens of Arab or African origin. Many feel trapped in the drab suburbs, built in the 1960s and 1970s to house waves of immigrant workers.
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I hope they brought their guns, and the b@lls to use them, with them on guard duty.
What a mess....
The Europeans need to give up land for peace. /Sarcasm off
It's not French-style violence. It's Muslims-in-France-style violence.
The thing that is going to save Britain is the shooting of the guy they thought had a bomb. That will make the rioters think twice before trying anything like that in Britain. The police WILL shoot first and ask questions later.
No doubt after the Europeans get thier assess handed to them from these muslims they will be asking for our help. This is why we dont let liberals run anything.
France has no right or proof that they can govern the UN or even their own country - we dont need to take advice from a bunch of liberal frogs who cant fight their way out of a paper bag.
god i love this, eu weenies pointing fingers at each other,
lol. while i love england, i should say to mr. blair, yes
you are correct, france is very different from you and your
immigrants, yours blew up lots of your citizens, frances
so far has not. wonder what the odds are in vegas for
survival of europe?
And in Spain...??? Quiet there?
The European and especially the French vacation from history is over.
The French were traditionally the leaders in European diplomacy... well, they led themselves right into a corner and if their European 'allies' don't wise up, they'll have the same problems.
French-style violence - "Go away, or I shall taunt you a second time!"
The European Union is going to have a whole new look with countries like Franistan, Britistan, Belgistan, Spanistan, Netherstand, Italistan, etc. Of course, Switzerland will stay neutral (or try).
There is no neutral in front of the Global Jihad. Only targets not hit yet.
"There is no neutral in front of the Global Jihad. Only targets not hit yet."
Got that right! I was being sarcastic about Switzerland. They won't neutral for long when the muslims come calling at their front door.
OMG! Not the dreaded drab housing built 40 years ago!
Actually, it's Muslim youth-style violence. French-style violence is more along the lines of a smelly, unshaven, former mime, standing on a street corner whining about "enui" and foreign tourists with their bourgeois tastes in fashion and food.
Well, now it all makes sense. Probably got avocado green appliances in there, and harvest gold shag carpet. It's a death sentence.
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