It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by AceOfBase
It seems they're still have trouble in Belgium but on a much smaller scale than France.
"Burnt-out cars are rare in Belgium," a spokesman for a government crisis center said on Thursday. "This seems to be an attempt to imitate what is happening in France."
Ten cars were set ablaze in Brussels, with the others in Antwerp and the smaller towns of Lokeren, Mechelen and Ledeberg, the centre said in a statement. There were a number of arrests.
Brussels firefighters were called out 25 times to deal with attempted arson attacks, including three petrol bombs.
Belgium has a large immigrant population, many of Moroccan origin, with high unemployment among the young. But unlike France, it does not have a high concentration of immigrants in ghetto-like areas around major cities.
‘We must not think we are different from Paris’
The spectre of violence has reared up in places where few would expect it. In September, a gang of youths opened fire on a police station near Stockholm. The confrontation occurred in Sördertälje, a town with a high percentage of foreigners. The shots passed through the windows and walls of the police station.
The attack was part of an ongoing conflict between police and local youths, mainly immigrants. Sweden's Muslim population of 350,000 may sound small, but the country has the second highest percentage of Muslims – 3.9% – behind France. In the southern city of Malmö, around 25% of the population is Muslim and has made some sections of the city too dangerous for police to send in lone vehicles.
The same is true of areas in and around the Swedish capital, and with police morale at a nadir due to the increasing number of violent crimes in the country. Bus services were stopped to one section of Stockholm after youths repeatedly attacked vehicles with rocks.
The riots in France are increasing a bit, and at the worst possible moment. Police officers unhappy with the way they are being treated by French MSM and the government cabinet (who make it clear that the treatment of filthy animals takes precedent over the people in the front lines fighting this scum) are making their feelings known and the Seine Saint Denis section of France's largest police union has announced that its men will be on minimum duty until further notice.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
Next shoe to drop -- French police union is calling for work slowdown:
Originally posted by nirvana686
Youths actions are justified
Originally posted by Relentless
Have we had no first hand take from someone in France? Are there actually no French citizens in the ATS community? I really expected some first hand feedback like during the hurricane threads, or the Halloway Case, there always seems to be someone local to interject.
Does anyone else find this bizarre?
Originally posted by FlyersFan
The criminal behavior has been subsidized and rewarded.
NOW THIS WILL HAPPEN AGAIN!
PARIS (Reuters) - France's interior minister pressed home his pledge of tough action including the expulsion of immigrants involved in 17 consecutive nights of unrest by youths protesting harsh police treatment and lack of opportunities.
Youths burnt 130 vehicles and set fire to a nursery school on Saturday evening and police fired tear gas to disperse those who attacked cars and stalls in France's second city Lyon earlier in the day in the first violence to hit a city centre.