Skip to comments.FRENCH ELECTION UPDATE : Street Violence by Paris Youths Intrudes Again Into French Politics
Posted on 03/29/2007 2:06:12 PM PDT by Cincinna
PARIS -Frances top presidential candidates seized on a new campaign issue on Wednesday after the police fought gangs of youths for seven hours at a railroad station here. Stores were destroyed, the pall of tear gas filled the station, Gare du Nord, and 13 people were arrested.
The episode, described as urban guerrilla warfare by the new interior minister, François Baroin, was a reminder of the tensions still simmering 18 months after rioting swept immigrant neighborhoods across France. It foreshadowed the task ahead for the candidate who is elected president in May.
The police said the trouble began Tuesday afternoon at the subway station at Gare du Nord when an illegal immigrant from Congo jumped a turnstile and then tried to punch an agent who demanded to see his ticket.
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Need I say more?
32 Day until April 22.
As soon as any Post-Riot polls are published, I will post them.
Please let me know if you want to be on or off this French Election (((Ping List))).
They have a long way to go.
If I see the word "youths" used one more time I'm gonna bang my head against the desk repeatedly.
Is Paris burning?
Soon, muslim brothers, soon.
Good thing it wasn't muslims or the French would really be kicking some ass.
"'an illegal immigrant from Congo jumped a turnstile and then tried to punch an agent'
Need I say more?"
You need to point out that if he was from the Congo, deep in sub-Saharan black Africa, he almost certainly wasn't a Muslim. This isn't simply a Muslim thing. It's a lawlessness issue. There were plenty of white French toughs in those pictures.
Do please publish the polls as soon as they go out.
I don't think this will hurt Sarkozy much.
I don't think it will help Royal much.
I think Le Pen will pick up some steam.
Bayrou may lose some to Royal on the issue.
ethnicless, faceless, colorless, agendaless, motiveless, youths.
There...that describes them.
Don't bang your head, bang some "youths'
1) Why the Farsi or arabic on the headbands?
2) Why are the headbands in the same green as Hezbollah's colors?
The true faces of Islam.
OK... les jeunes. Now isn't that better?
Someone tell me if I am wrong but I read somewhere that the burning of cars in Paris and elsewhere continues every day. But the main stream media does not report it.
"deep in sub-Saharan black Africa, he almost certainly wasn't a Muslim."
I bet you he was!
They shout and punch like hooligans,
As they burn a car, or fifty.
Mais oui! They are Les Mooligans.
And way, way short of nifty.
Personally, I prefer "Yoots"
Put me down for the election ping list. I will actually be in Paris for the second round of voting in May. I will make sure to have plenty of memory left in my digital camera to take some shots if things go south.
The fellow jumping over the turnstile who head-butted the cops was wearing headbands?
Illegal immigrant from the Congo, well known to police with 22 previous arrests. There is a criminal element in France among these illegals, Muslims or "other".
I think when the new polls come out, they will show some slight gain for Sarko, a slight loss for Royal and Bayrou, and a slight gain for Villiers and le Pen.
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