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As many as 60 cars still burn nightly in France

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posted on Dec, 10 2005 @ 01:06 PM
During the height of the 'youth' rioting in France over 1,000 vehicles were burned in a single night.
That number has since fallen quite a bit but they still have dozens of cars being torched every night.


Stephane Fratacci, the ministry's director of public liberties, was arguing against a writ brought before France highest administrative court -- the State Council -- for the country's month-long state of emergency to be suspended.

The jurists who brought the suit said that the measure was no longer needed as normality had been restored in the poor neighbourhoods where the rioting broke out on October 27.

But Fratacci said that last Saturday night 79 vehicles were burned, 46 on Sunday and 50 on Monday. And he urged "the greatest caution" ahead of the end-of-year holidays which regularly see outbursts of violence in suburbs of France's major cities.

I agree that the law should remain in effect.
If they act up again after it expires, they should reinstate it for another couple of months.

[edit on 10-12-2005 by AceOfBase]

posted on Dec, 10 2005 @ 07:33 PM
Its no more than anywhere else.

Liverpool in the Uk alone has 30 cars burnt a week due to vandalism and crime. Transpose that across all the towns in the UK and you will get alot more than 60 cars a week.

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