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  • Shock at attack on Paris’ Arc de Triomphe during ‘Yellow Vest’ protest

    12/03/2018 10:33:22 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 68 replies ^ | 2018-12-02 | FRANCE 24 with REUTERS and AFP
    One of France’s most revered monuments, the Arc de Triomphe, was stormed and vandalised on Saturday during the 'Yellow Vest' demonstrations, in one of the worst instances of unrest Paris has seen since the protests and riots of 1968. The interior of the Arc de Triomphe, the 19th-century arch that towers over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the western end of Champs Elysées, was ransacked. The statue of the Marianne, the symbol of the French republic, in display at the entrance of the Arc de Triomphe museum was smashed. A video shared on Facebook shows most of the...
  • May Day madness: Riot police are set on FIRE during violent clashes in Paris ... world

    05/05/2017 3:22:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 01 May 2017 | Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
    French police were pelted with Molotov cocktails and fireworks as hundreds of anti-Marine Le Pen activists hijacked the annual May Day march on Monday. Officers were pictured on fire while demonstrators were hit with tear gas and charged with batons as scenes turned ugly ahead of a speech by Le Pen and her presidential opponent Emmanuel Macron. Meanwhile dozens of anti-Erdogan marchers were detained in Turkey after they tried to walk to Taksim Square, an iconic protest space that had been declared off-limits by police. Ugly clashes between protesters and police were also photographed in the US, Italy, Indonesia and...
  • Violent Rioters Torch Paris! – Mainstream Media Is AWOL

    03/28/2017 5:00:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    GP ^ | 03/28/17 | Carter
    A domestic disturbance call was placed to Paris police that resulted in a raid wherein a man armed with scissors was shot to death, French publication Le Figaro reports.   The unfortunate shooting of a violent suspect resulted in leftist radicals and dissidents to take to the streets of Paris’ 19th district late Monday evening. The rioters began burning vehicles – because violence is something you riot over.   Tommy Robinson, founder of the European Defence League (EDL), shared footage on Twitter:
  • BREAKING : Paris Burning - Media Blackout. Le Pen: Brink Of Civil War

    02/20/2017 5:05:14 PM PST · by tony75034 · 62 replies ^ | 2/20/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    Remember America: The Left and the media tried their best to bring this to our nation. Thank God for President Trump! Paris has been under martial law for almost 2 years. The media is maintaining a blackout, especially now that France is about to have an historic election. The left can't hide the facts of Muslim riots, rape and murder. The people know, just as we knew here in America that Trump would be our man in the White House to prevent this from happening here. WHERE THE F**K ARE THE BBC , ITV , SKY , CNN , MSNBC...
  • Almost 1,000 cars torched around France on New Year's Eve. Government: 'went particularly well'

    01/02/2017 2:09:50 PM PST · by Lorianne · 66 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 02 January 2017 | Henry Samuel
    Vandals in France torched 945 parked cars over New Year's Eve in an arson rampage that has become a sinister annual "tradition" and amid a row over whether the government had sought to play down the figures. According to the French interior ministry, the total of 945, which included cars that were either "totally destroyed" or "more lightly affected", amounted to a 17 per cent rise compared to last year. Despite this, New Year's Eve "went off without any major incident", the interior ministry insisted in a statement, adding that there were only "a few troubles with public order", In...
  • French lesbian love story wins top prize at Cannes (Death of Morality!)

    05/27/2013 5:26:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/26/2013 | Belinda Goldsmith and Alexandria Sage
    CANNES (Reuters) - An intimate lesbian love story by French director Abdellatif Kechiche won the top prize in Cannes on Sunday, and the film festival's director immediately urged the large crowds protesting against gay marriage in Paris to go and see it. "La Vie d'Adele - Chapitre 1 & 2" (Blue is the Warmest Colour) was chosen from a field of 20 films exploring sex, violence and emotional anguish which were vying for the Palme d'Or, one of the most coveted film awards after the Oscars. Critics picked the three-hour film as a possible winner at the 66th Cannes...
  • Police Flood Streets of London As City Shuts Down {“Violent Consumerism"-Photos/Videos}

    08/09/2011 12:25:29 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 90 replies, ^ | Tuesday 09 August 2011 | NEWS Staff
    16,000 officers deployed across capital • Shops and businesses close early • Ealing resident critically ill after clash with rioters... Reader's Riot Photos-criminal subculture to blame
  • Restive "Youths" Burn Cars in New Suburban Unrest (France)

    08/10/2009 6:02:14 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 25 replies · 829+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 08/10/2009 | Yahoo News
    BAGNOLET, France – Restive youths in a Paris suburb torched a tourist bus and nearly a half-dozen cars and hurled objects at police early Tuesday, a night after fullblown unrest prompted by the death of a teen fleeing police. The local prefecture, the administrative center for the region, said the situation was under control despite the scattered torchings. An Associated Press Television News crew saw at least five torched cars and a burned-out tourist bus near a housing project. Groups of youths set street fires, sometimes fueling them with garbage cans or a mattress in one case and hurled stones...
  • Youths Riot in Paris Suburb After Teen's Death (Oh noes...yutes!)

    08/10/2009 5:26:10 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 28 replies · 998+ views
    About 40 rioters in a Paris suburb hurled Molotov cocktails at police and firefighters and torched cars in a rampage prompted by the death of a teen fleeing police. The interior minister called Monday for calm after the overnight violence. One person fired at police with a handgun during the rioting in a housing project in Bagnolet on the eastern edge of Paris, Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said in a statement. No injuries were reported. The latest eruption of tensions in France's suburbs broke out after an 18-year-old riding his motorcycle through the project tried to flee a document check...
  • More than a thousand cars torched on New Year's Eve (France)

    01/01/2009 4:25:32 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 54 replies · 1,735+ views
    Update: The French press reported that the Interior Ministry released a final "verified" count of 1,147 vehicles burned in France over New Year's Eve. The number is up 30.64% from last year's total, 878. REUTERS - At least 445 cars were torched over the night of New Year's Eve in France, a 20 percent rise on last year, but there were relatively few clashes with police, the Interior Ministry and police said on Thursday. Car burnings are regular occurrences in France but the registering the New Year's Eve total has become something of a tradition since they achieved symbolic status...
  • High School Kids Bashed by Youths in Paris

    06/26/2008 1:26:25 AM PDT · by paristwelve · 17 replies · 172+ views
    AFP ^ | 26 June 2008 | tufto
    Mayor blames 'gangs' for Paris high school night of violence 4 days ago PARIS (AFP) — Paris Mayor Bernard Delanoe blamed "organised gangs" on Saturday for clashes overnight near the Eiffel Tower between police and high school students celebrating the end of their final exams. Twenty-nine people were arrested, and 22 kept in custody, after the unrest in the Champ de Mars park in the well-to-do Seventh District that pitted police firing tear gas against "250 to 300 youths". About a dozen neighbourhood shops were damaged, and two police officers slightly injured, said Alain Gardere, who is in charge of...
  • Massive Police Raid in Suburban Paris Projects Nets 33 Rioters

    02/18/2008 5:40:14 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 21 replies · 230+ views
    VILLIERS-LE-BEL, France — More than 1,000 police raided housing projects outside Paris in an early morning sweep Monday, detaining 33 people in a bid to find rioters who led an outburst of violence here last year, a prosecutor said. Police were mobilized for raids in Villiers-le-Bel and in the neighboring towns of Sarcelles, Gonesse and Arnouville as part of the investigation into the November riots, according to police. Marie-Therese de Givry, prosecutor of Pontoise, said a total of 33 people were arrested, raising the number from some 20 cited earlier by police. Most of those detained, aged 19 to 31,...
  • French Police Raid Housing Projects (VILLIERS-LE-BEL)

    02/17/2008 11:11:39 PM PST · by james500 · 11 replies · 126+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | 12:35 AM EST, February 18, 2008
    Police raided housing projects Monday in a Paris suburb in a pre-dawn sweep aimed at finding rioters who led an outburst of violence here last year.
  • Over 350 cars burned down on New Year night in France

    01/01/2008 2:09:03 PM PST · by traumer · 58 replies · 207+ views
    PARIS, January 1 (RIA Novosti) - Vandals burned down 372 cars in France, or about the same number as last year, French news radio France Info said on Tuesday citing police sources. Vandalism ahead of and during big holidays has become a bad tradition in France in the past few years. However, police said last night was relatively quiet, with 259 people arrested for hooliganism and 4 policemen receiving light injuries. "Globally, last night was relatively calm, without any serious incidents. There were few clashes with police while tension in troubled neighborhoods was considerably less pronounced than in previous years,"...
  • 372 French cars torched over "calm" New Year

    01/01/2008 9:34:24 AM PST · by bahblahbah · 53 replies · 346+ views
    China Daily ^ | 2008-01-01
    PARIS - Vandals torched 372 cars as France celebrated the New Year, down on the figure last year after a night the police described as "relatively calm". Cars are burned fairly regularly in France and the image of vehicles in flames in poor suburbs became symbolic of riots in 2005 when angry youths set fire to thousands of cars. There is usually an increase in the number of cars torched on New Year's Eve compared to other days of the year. "The night was relatively calm, without notable incident, there were very few direct clashes with the security forces," said...
  • Pakistan fires look like France to me

    12/28/2007 4:37:11 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 21 replies · 420+ views
    12/28/07 | me
    Couldnt sleep so I turned on the live reports from I cant imagine looting a bank or lighting a train on fire if a Presidential candidate was killed here.....the smoky skies remind me of the scenes from Paris and the rest of France from Mooselimb Yutes.
  • France's national suicide

    12/06/2007 2:20:11 PM PST · by westcoastwillieg · 32 replies · 291+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/6/07 | Dan Roodt
    Last week, saw another battle in the near-civil war that is going on between French police and so-called immigrant "youths" who burned everything in sight, including schools, libraries and, of course, automobiles. These rioters must be aiming for a new record in 2007 after having set fire to 45,588 cars in 2005 and 44,157 in 2006. Low-intensity conflict in the streets, with rioters shooting at policemen and members of the fire brigade as in France, is probably one definition of multicultural utopia. Ever since the Berlin Wall came down, most of those on the left have forsaken communism in favor...
  • A Judge Warns: France Should Prepare for Civil War

    12/05/2007 9:34:46 AM PST · by dynachrome · 98 replies · 123+ views ^ | 12-5-07 | Brussels Journal
    A quote from the French judge, Jean de Maillard (Vice-president of the Superior Court of Orléans, and a professor at the Institute of Political Science in Paris), 28 November 2007 [here is an English translation] When two schools, a library, a police station, a garage and several other buildings on a list already forgotten are set on fire, not to mention dozens of vehicles each day, we are used to it. It has become almost a routine. However, the second night of Villiers-le-Bel marks an escalation that the media and the government would probably prefer to hush up, but which...
  • Youths on trial over French arson attack

    12/03/2007 1:45:26 PM PST · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 73+ views
    Swissinfo ^ | December 03 2007 | Jean-Francois Rosnoblet
    AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - Six teenagers went on trial in southern France on Monday over the torching of a bus in 2006, hearing the testimony of a young woman who was severely burned in the incident. The trial again highlights the problem of urban violence in France, a week after youths in a suburb north of Paris clashed with police and set fire to shops, cars and public buildings in two consecutive nights of unrest. The six youths facing trial are suspected of being part of a gang of eight who attacked a bus in the southern port city of...
  • France stunned by rioters’ savagery [Warning: graphic images downthread]

    12/02/2007 9:06:11 AM PST · by ml/nj · 150 replies · 266+ views
    The Sunday Times (of London) ^ | Dec. 2, 2007 | Matthew Campbell
    IN retrospect, it was not a good idea to have left his pistol at home. Called to the scene of a traffic accident in the Paris suburbs last Sunday, Jean-François Illy, a regional police chief, came face to face with a mob of immigrant youths armed with baseball bats, iron bars and shotguns. What happened next has sickened the nation. As Illy tried to reassure the gang that there would be an investigation into the deaths of two teenagers whose motorbike had just collided with a police car, he heard a voice shouting: “Somebody must pay for this. Some pigs...