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Firemen Turn on Police in Paris Demo
Spiegel Online ^ | November 22, 2006 | amb/AFP/dpa/AP

Posted on 11/29/2006 7:20:27 PM PST by TheMole

Firemen and police usually stand united as fellow civil servants. Not in Paris, where a stand-off between thousands of fire fighters and their police counterparts resulted in injury, property damage and chaos in the French capital.

A demonstration of firefighters in Paris turned violent on Tuesday. And vulgar. Police say fifteen officers were wounded and two are in serious condition after protesters hurled flares, street signs and other heavy objects at them. A police vehicle, another car and several trash cans were also set ablaze. Thirty-five firemen have been taken into custody.

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: firemen; france; police; unions
Just a little info about conditions in France for those who wonder just why the Muslim yoots are allowed to run so wild. BTW, Sarkozy's word inadmissible is better translated into English as "unacceptable". Of course, when a politician call something unacceptable it means that he accepts it.
1 posted on 11/29/2006 7:20:29 PM PST by TheMole
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To: TheMole

Your pic from the article looks like a white flag of surr(end)er to me. Butt I could be wrong.


2 posted on 11/29/2006 7:24:35 PM PST by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: TheMole
Firemen Turn on Police

Too much information. :)

3 posted on 11/29/2006 7:26:32 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("On 11/07/06, 'true' conservatives and 'rat traitors joined forces to bring Sharia law to America.")
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To: TheMole

One should have seen the Fireman's Strike in Memphis, Tennessee, back during the summer of 1978. I was in the NG and the locals just about burned the downtown area with some of the environs burned also. Police stood back and let the diverse individuals run amok. Not a pretty site nor a pretty time.


4 posted on 11/29/2006 7:26:53 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: saganite
France seems to swirling down the porcelain portal.

Maybe they will "storm the Bastille" on Bastille Day.

If of course, not everyone is on vacation.
5 posted on 11/29/2006 7:28:18 PM PST by padre35 (We are surrounded, that simplifies our problem Chesty Puller)
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To: TheMole

NBC says this is NOT a civil war.


6 posted on 11/29/2006 7:30:03 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: TheMole

Anarchy à la française


7 posted on 11/29/2006 7:30:36 PM PST by dennisw
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To: TheMole

In France, I'm sure these hooligan firefighters have no chance of being fired.


8 posted on 11/29/2006 7:31:36 PM PST by MovementConservative (Getting back to principled conservatism.)
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To: TheMole
Citing eye witness reports, the news service DPA says some protesters were carrying beer or liquor bottles and were clearly under the influence.

Hmm...yes, I'm certain the gendarmerie will, er, get to the bottom of this...

9 posted on 11/29/2006 7:31:50 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: TheMole
Will NBC announce tomorrow that there is now a state of civil war existing in France?

Leni

10 posted on 11/29/2006 7:33:31 PM PST by MinuteGal (The Left takes power only through deception.)
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To: TheMole

And many of our DemoRat Socialists think that France is a model for the "future" United States....God help us, and voters wake up!!!


11 posted on 11/29/2006 7:33:42 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: TheMole
I'm betting the fire fighters are just suffering from sleep deprivation because they are awake their whole shifts putting out car fires.

BTW, just what is it that Muslims have against cars anyway???

12 posted on 11/29/2006 7:34:56 PM PST by txroadkill (how 'bout Dem Cowboys!!!)
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To: TheMole
Uh, the Muslims had nothing to do with this riot. This was all about another implosion of French socialism - - the kind of socialism, complete with a fully unionized workforce, that the scumbag Democrats want to bring to the United States:

According to official estimates, roughly 6,000 professional fire fighters took to the streets as part of a protest to demand better wages, a premium for dangerous missions and a "decent pension" at age 55. The labor unions that organized the demonstration.... etc.

13 posted on 11/29/2006 7:35:14 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: TheMole
some protesters were carrying beer or liquor bottles and were clearly under the influence.

"'I knew it was the last seven limoncellos that was going to get them."

14 posted on 11/29/2006 7:35:21 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: TheMole

I had very minor issues with my first French teacher. Playful arguments.

Knowing what I do today, I would love to go back and fan those flames...


15 posted on 11/29/2006 7:35:28 PM PST by SteveMcKing
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To: TheMole
Oh yes the French. Love to see how they
claim to be the most noble and cultured
of all civilizations....JJ61
16 posted on 11/29/2006 7:37:39 PM PST by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: MinuteGal

"Will NBC announce tomorrow that there is now a state of civil war existing in France?"

Probably not, although we all know there IS a state of Civil War existing in Washington, D.C., Detroit and other major cities mis-managed by the Libs.


17 posted on 11/29/2006 7:55:10 PM PST by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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To: TheMole
A few more snippets from the article:

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According to official estimates, roughly 6,000 professional fire fighters took to the streets as part of a protest to demand better wages, a premium for dangerous missions and a "decent pension" at age 55. The labor unions that organized the demonstration claim the number of protesters was closer to 10,000....

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...Several dozen fire fighters attacked security forces with flares, bottles, stones and anything else they could find, including street signs and traffic cones....

(snip)

One gendarme suffered a head injury from one of the projectiles, while another had his leg broken after being hit in the knee by a sledgehammer...

18 posted on 11/29/2006 7:58:12 PM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: TheMole
firefighters in Paris turned violent on Tuesday. And vulgar.

Horrors, vulgar in Paris.

19 posted on 11/29/2006 8:17:53 PM PST by razorback-bert (I met Bill Clinton once but he didn't really talk , he was hitting on my wife)
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To: TheMole

Have the Muslims take a page out of Bush's WOT handbook, turn the French against each other?


20 posted on 11/29/2006 8:54:16 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The only good Mullah is a dead Mullah. The only good Mosque is the one that used to be there.)
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To: Lancey Howard

What I was trying to say is that it wouldn't be easy for the central government of France to suppress the Muslims if they tried. The forces of order don't always follow orders, as you can see from this news item. Also, if you're familiar with France you know that any real crackdown attempt on the yoots would bring the left out into the streets in protest. Chirac, De Villepin and Sarkozy would then be fighting a two-front war. That's probably their biggest nightmare right now.


21 posted on 11/29/2006 9:23:11 PM PST by TheMole
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To: saganite
Your pic from the article looks like a white flag of surr(end)er to me.

More like the white flab of surrender.

22 posted on 11/30/2006 5:15:15 AM PST by Erasmus (Go to Sebastopol and Crimea River.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

LOL! Hey, it's better than having them play with their hoses in public.


23 posted on 12/11/2006 10:40:40 AM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Thursday, November 16, 2006 https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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