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Fourth night of Paris riots

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posted on Oct, 31 2005 @ 12:43 PM

BOBIGNY, France (Reuters) -- Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday defended his tough crime policies against claims they helped increase tension after a fourth night of rioting in a Paris suburb in which tear gas was fired into a mosque.

It was not clear who had fired the tear gas and Sarkozy, addressing police officers, vowed to find out what had happened.

Youths hurled rocks and set fire to cars in the northeastern Clichy-sous-Bois suburb of the French capital, where many immigrants and poor families live in high-rise housing estates notorious for youth violence.

French television said six police officers were hurt and 11 people arrested in violence partly fueled by the incident at the mosque.

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Interesting that a police union spokesman says a Paris suburb is seeing a "civil war". Anyone here living in Paris that can give us some more updates on the situation.

Could this escalade to other places in city?

[edit on 31-10-2005 by andpau66]

posted on Apr, 1 2006 @ 02:22 PM
That's one strange thing about the French. They will fight their government tooth and nail, but they will surrender to another government.

And don't take that the wrong way because my last name is French. Although I am a bit more German. And yes, I know, WWII all over again.

But seriously, I don't think it really will spread much. Once they get what they want they will settle down. No sense in starting a riot in another country to protest against your own.

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