Skip to comments.Riots Break Out For Second Night In Paris
Posted on 11/26/2007 7:06:27 PM PST by blam
Riots break out for second night in Paris
By Megan Levy and agencies
Last Updated: 2:54am GMT 27/11/2007
Thirty police officers have been injured in a second night of violence between youths and officers in the flashpoint suburb of Villiers-le-Bel in Paris.
About 160 riot police came under attack in the notoriously crime-ridden district, 20 miles north of the centre of the French capital. The violence spread from Villiers-le-Bel to several other areas, police said.
Police said about 100 angry youths crouching behind rubbish bins hurled objects at riot police
The violence was sparked on Sunday by the deaths of two young boys, who were killed when their moped collided with a police car.
The boys who died were said by locals to be "aged between 12 and 13".
Police insisted that their car had not been chasing the boys when the crash occurred soon after dusk.
French officials had earlier attempted to quell mounting anger by launching a manslaughter investigation into the deaths.
Riots broke out soon after the tragedy, with Molotov cocktails being thrown and cars and plastic bins set on fire.
Tonight, police said about 100 angry youths crouching behind rubbish bins hurled objects at riot police, who responded by firing rubber bullets and teargas.
A pre-school, driving school and beauty salon were reportedly torched and 25 vehicles set ablaze in six districts in the Val d'Oise area. Witnesses said the rioters also stoned a police car and a fire engine, as well as looting another vehicle.
The violence has grim echoes of the disturbances which followed the electrocution of two youths in a sub-station as they fled police in the nearby suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois in late 2005. It directly led to two months of serious rioting across France, with a state of emergency being declared.
President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is in Beijing negotiating a trade deal, is facing the first serious test of his law and order credentials. He appealed for calm after the first night of unrest and for "all sides to calm down and for the judiciary to decide who bears responsibility".
Western civilization is screwed! We are so PC we can't even identify the enemy.
Not one mention of Islam or Muslims. Man O Man!!
Those darn Amish “youths” again, I see...
These must be the world’s most mixed-up rioters.
Don’t they know that rioting is a summer sport? What’s with this winter stuff.....
Yoots, as always.
Oh, the “disaffected youths” are at it again I see.
Now we will get to hear the press turn themselves into pretzels trying not to NAME them.
Things are about to get very greasy in patte land.
Second night? That’s a lie.. this has been going on and off for how long now? It’s a quagmire I tell you!
They are most likely radicalized Muslims, but I guess that would be “racist.”
I wonder what age is between 12 and 13. It doesn't sound in this case like the age of reason.
That’s why water cannons are indicated. The current temp in Paris is 34 degrees F. Added to a water stream at a few hundred psi and the “youts” will have a whole new series of sensations to deal with.
Nah, just redundant ;)
I would think Sarkozy would bring in the 2e REI by now.
Excellent. I'm glad to hear that.
And I think the US will sit back and "let the UN handle it".
Do you not think it will come here too, senor?
Load Up, Load Up with those rubber bullets...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM7j9LkpYGw
The Telegraph, in the UK, is it illegal to mention race in an article like this, in the UK? It just might, think that Sweden had something stupid like that. And everyone in Europe KNOWS who is doing it, which just adds to the outrage. At least the outrage showed up in the votes lately.
Twelve and a half?
You should have heard the talk. I lived in Europe in 86. I’d think you are right.
Egged on by the Norwegian and Swedish “religious” leaders, no doubt.