Skip to comments.Residents of French Suburbs to Demonstrate
Posted on 11/11/2005 6:07:46 AM PST by ncountylee
PARIS - Police tightened security in central Paris as exasperated residents of riot-torn suburbs prepared to march Friday near the Eiffel Tower to call for an end to more than two weeks of car burnings and vandalism across France.
As the unrest continued to decline, civic groups timed their protest to coincide with the Armistice Day holiday _ marking the end of World War I _ hours after the annual military parade for the commemoration.
Police blocked off large swaths of central Paris, with trucks of riot police deployed along the Champs-Elysees and near the presidential palace. Some 715 officers were brought in from other districts, raising the full deployment to 2,220.
"Today, we don't want an armistice _ we want peace," national police chief Michel Gaudin told reporters. "An armistice is a temporary halt. What we want is definitive peace for the suburbs."
The unrest has declined under state-of-emergency measures enacted Wednesday and a heavy police presence. The 15th consecutive night of violence saw fewer skirmishes and fewer cars burned _ 463, down from 482 the previous night, police said.
"We have seen a continued drop beyond Paris, but persistence near the capital," said national police spokesman Patrick Hamon. "We cannot yet claim victory, the drop remains fragile."
President Jacques Chirac acknowledged Thursday that France must confront the social inequalities and discrimination that has fueled the violence _ France's worst since the 1968 student-worker uprising.
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Down to 463. LOL
Locals to demonstrate. That ought to scare the Muslims.
Well, it is at least a step in the right direction.
Yeah, only 463 cars burned by the IslamoNazis last night. What an incredible triumph for the cheese eating sureender monkies.
Meanwhile, the muslim rioters have announced they will be marching through the Arc de Triomphe as an Armistice Day tribute to the Nazi army and to commemorate their own victory over the French.
Whine & Cheese Sit-In at the local bistro?
see post 8!
Down to 463. LOL
Yeah...the MSM is already doing the "Nothing to see here, let's move along" routine.
No, victory belongs to the rioters with Villepin's announcement of measures to appease them.
The French have actually created a "Department of Anti-Descrimination" which puts the onus squarely on the non-Muslim citizenry of France. The leadership cannot even bring itself to place blame on the perpetrators.
As to what multiculturalism and liberal socialism will combine to bring to the West, consider France to be the proverbial "canary in the coal mine".
Demonstrate what? The can-can?........
Yeah, what in the hell is a "demonstration" supposed to accomplish?
I still think that burning all those piece of crap French cars is the first arguably positive things these moslem hordes have done.
Can anyone remind me of one instance in recorded history where massive unrestrained mindless animalistic criminal acivity was "stopped" my "marching"?
We may have found the solution to Africa's utterly dismal present and future history.
"We have, therefore, offered an complete, unconditional surrender to the Muslims of France, effective at 1100 hours local time."
Seems like a bad plan to let your enemies plunder your cities until they're too tired and bored to continue...
And now that they're being offered all kinds of government goodies it will happen again as soon as those new goodies don't meet their immediate desires.
No, every step I've seen them take has been in the wrong direction. And there's going to be hell to pay.
Am I supposed to feel better or worse if my car is burnt on a night when the total number of car burnings is down?
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