Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

French youths fire on police in overnight clashes
Reuters ^ | Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:01pm IST | Pascal Rossignol

Posted on 08/14/2012 7:35:17 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Youths fired buckshot at police in clashes in the French city of Amiens overnight on Tuesday, torching cars and a nursery school in a resurgence of urban unrest that President François Hollande said he would do everything to confront. …

Officials said 16 police officers were hurt in the disturbances, some struck by buckshot others hit by a hail of missiles thrown by around 100 youths who gathered in northern districts of Amiens.

One officer was in a serious condition, the city's Socialist Mayor Gilles Demailly told Reuters. …

As mayor of a racially mixed suburb before being appointed to Hollande's government, (Interior Minister Manuel) Valls served more than 10 years ago as a spokesman for Socialist former Prime Minister Lionel Jospin, whose 2002 presidential election defeat was partly put down to his image as soft on law and order.

Tensions remain high in many French suburbs, where poor job prospects, racial discrimination, a widespread sense of alienation from mainstream society and perceived hostile policing have periodically touched off violence. …

(Excerpt) Read more at in.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amiens; france; socialism; youthriot

1 posted on 08/14/2012 7:35:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Give those Finns too much vodka.....


2 posted on 08/14/2012 7:36:36 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Where’s the guy who FIXES the headers? Someone forgot ‘MUSLIM TERRORISTS’


3 posted on 08/14/2012 7:37:47 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Doc Savage

It’s al-Reuters.


4 posted on 08/14/2012 7:38:32 AM PDT by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

What were the demographics of these rioters? “Youths” is generally Eurospeak for violent muslims.


5 posted on 08/14/2012 7:39:14 AM PDT by circlecity
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai; Cincinna
http://icrontic.com/uploads/features/tech/2011/09/nothing_to_see_here.jpg

The Arabian Night will be a long one in France, do they have what it takes to stave it off?

6 posted on 08/14/2012 7:41:44 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Normalcy results in the creation of life, Sodomy results in AIDS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Gilles Demailly, the mayor of Amiens, told AFP the violent response to the incident reflected a descent into lawlessness orchestrated by ever younger troublemakers.

“There have been regular incidents here but it has been years since we’ve known a night as violent as this with so much damage done,” the mayor said.

Demailly, a member of Hollande’s Socialist Party, added: “For months I’ve been asking for the means (to alleviate the neighbourhood’s problems) because tension has been mounting here.

“You’ve got gangs of youths playing at being gangsters who have turned the area into a no-go zone. You can no longer order a pizza or get a doctor to come to the house.”

Hollande’s government has identified the northern quarter of Amiens as one of 15 “priority security zones” across the country which will be established from September.

The emphasis will be on tougher policing rather than on schemes to alleviate the impact of record unemployment and falling real incomes for the poorest sections of society.

http://www.france24.com/en/20120814-amiens-riots-spark-fears-economic-unrest-france-police-unemployment-underprivileged


7 posted on 08/14/2012 7:41:59 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

I did not know there were Amish in France?


8 posted on 08/14/2012 7:43:54 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

If one removes the liberal “truth filter,” the following one for one word substitution can be made:

Youths = muslims

No more need be said.


9 posted on 08/14/2012 7:44:55 AM PDT by Da Coyote
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

"Miss me yet?"

10 posted on 08/14/2012 7:45:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: circlecity
My sister-in-law who lives in France says the “youths” are immigrants mostly from Muslim countries.
11 posted on 08/14/2012 7:45:38 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Mr. Netanyahu-Is-A-Liar?


12 posted on 08/14/2012 7:47:27 AM PDT by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Monsieur Netanyahu-Is-A-Liar?


13 posted on 08/14/2012 7:47:55 AM PDT by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai
Tensions remain high in many French suburbs, where poor job prospects (No jobs + some people are just plain unemployable), racial discrimination (They always say that), a widespread sense of alienation from mainstream society (Some demographics refuse to integrate) and perceived hostile policing (Actually telling the "Youths" to cut it out) have periodically touched off violence (As if they need an excuse).

14 posted on 08/14/2012 7:48:09 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gabrial
My sister-in-law who lives in France says the “youths” are immigrants mostly from Muslim countries.

Yep. Most native French youth fill-up on as much Government funded education as they can get, and then begin applying to emigrate to some other country where they might be able to find an actual job.

15 posted on 08/14/2012 7:49:59 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

The “French” have guns?

Only the “Muslim” youth would know how to fire a weapon.

It’s that “Religion of Peace” thing.....


16 posted on 08/14/2012 7:49:59 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: certrtwngnut
This Holland SOB shanelessly courted the Muslim vote. It's what put the miserable Far Left Wing Anus in Office.

Now the Worthy Oriental Gentlemen can't understand why they can't all have a French Girlfriend and a new Peugeot. Surprise, surprise. The Frogs need to send some buckshot the other way in these bainleus where even their pussified cops fear to go.

Put some muzzie teeth in the street, Froggie, and put what's left of their former owners on planes back to Muslim Africa.

Worthy Oriental Gentlemen out, before it's too late, Euroweenies.

17 posted on 08/14/2012 7:50:14 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Choose: Ineligible Muslim Marxist Mad Dog or Mild-Mannered Mormon Milquetoast)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai
Coming soon to a country near you!

We must understand that Islam is incompatible with civilization.

18 posted on 08/14/2012 7:50:39 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

The French need to ;earn to embrace and celebrate diversity. It’ll be their strength.


19 posted on 08/14/2012 8:12:12 AM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai
Write this down Kato ...

Zee illegal Amish immigration has overtaken our historic ability
to simply out-surrender our opponents.

It is time to call out zee dogs of war!


20 posted on 08/14/2012 8:14:19 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Well, well...the French Yutes are at it again. This time they’re stepping up to buckshot. Better France than here.


21 posted on 08/14/2012 8:17:01 AM PDT by House Atreides
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KC_Lion
do they have what it takes to stave it off

No. The snake will swallow the mouse.

22 posted on 08/14/2012 8:35:30 AM PDT by Leaning Right
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: House Atreides

Just the start of riots and unrest in France. There will have Unions and others marching soon. Thats what they get for electing a Socialist. Not going to be a good summer for Paris.


23 posted on 08/14/2012 8:40:01 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: House Atreides

Just the start of riots and unrest in France. There will have Unions and others marching soon. Thats what they get for electing a Socialist. Not going to be a good summer for Paris.


24 posted on 08/14/2012 8:41:02 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Gabrial
Your Sister-in-Law is correct.

I married one of the "Youths" who parents were Immigrants from a Muslim Country.

You can bet Family Reunions can be awkward, because the Majority of Leena's family (especially her parents) HATE everything Western.

I will let the Irony of them leaving the Middle East to find better prospects in a Western Country, only to have nothing but anathema for the Nation that took them in, speak for itself.

25 posted on 08/14/2012 8:46:28 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Normalcy results in the creation of life, Sodomy results in AIDS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: KC_Lion

I still don’t get the menatlity of leaving my home to go and live in a place where I hate the host country, reject their values, won’t assimilate, won’t lean THEIR language, insult THEIR citizens, disregard THEIR laws, etc.

Why not just stay HOME where everything is familiar, where I know the language and where I don’t need to assimilate, etc.???


26 posted on 08/14/2012 8:52:02 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

“Economically depressed with little opportunity to escape,...”

Why don’t the French just offer all economically depressed youths a free one way ticket back to the middle east and see how many jump on that offer.


27 posted on 08/14/2012 8:56:29 AM PDT by The Louiswu (Pray for America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SMARTY
Why not just stay HOME where everything is familiar, where I know the language and where I don’t need to assimilate, etc.???

That is because in places like the West Bank

Youths fired buckshot at police in clashes in the French city of Amiens Hebron overnight on Tuesday, torching cars and a nursery school in a resurgence of urban unrest that President François HollandeThe Palestinian Authority said they would do everything to confront.

Officials said 16 police officers were hurt in the disturbances, some struck by buckshot others hit by a hail of missiles thrown by around 100 youths who gathered in northern districts of Amiens Hebron.

See? Completely Different Situation!

28 posted on 08/14/2012 9:01:52 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Normalcy results in the creation of life, Sodomy results in AIDS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: SMARTY

I still don’t get the menatlity of leaving my home to go and live in a place where I hate the host country, reject their values, won’t assimilate, won’t lean THEIR language, insult THEIR citizens, disregard THEIR laws, etc.

Why not just stay HOME where everything is familiar, where I know the language and where I don’t need to assimilate, etc.???....It is in order to spread the Caliphate as far as they can throughout the world. They DO NOT want jobs, non-discrimination or any of the crap they use for sympathy. They simply want subjugation to Islam.


29 posted on 08/14/2012 9:27:16 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Cheap ‘immigrant’ labor - used to prop up socialism - isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. On the lighter brighter side, the French bought into ‘if it feels good, do it’ and they’re NOT having children. Which means in a hundred years the ‘immigrants’ WILL BE the French. Or living on the land we once called France...


30 posted on 08/14/2012 11:20:50 AM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced: Put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #31 Removed by Moderator

To: dfwgator; afraidfortherepublic; mojo114; seenenuf; LucyT; Think free or die; DollyCali; ...

H/T dfwgator for the great photo!

Buyer’s regret?
VOTE IN HASTE, REGRET AT LEISURE!
NOVEMBER 6 IS 82 DAYS AWAY!

*** FRENCH POLITICS AND CULTURE PING LIST ***
*** FREEPMAIL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN  ***


32 posted on 08/15/2012 1:01:09 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Cincinna; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Cincinna.


33 posted on 08/15/2012 4:11:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

thanks for posting...
I find French news interesting


34 posted on 08/16/2012 5:01:12 AM PDT by aimee5291
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson