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300 cars torched in Bastile Day violence

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posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 07:31 AM

300 cars torched in Bastile Day violence

More than 300 cars have been set on fire and 240 people arrested in cities across France as rioting youths disrupt Bastille Day events.

The number of youths arrested is double the figure for those detained in the same period last year as extra police were deployed in an attempt to quell the violence.

There was also a 6 per cent increase in the number of cars burned out.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 07:31 AM
Although the article reads as if this is a "ritual" i do feel this is in with everyones mind as everyone is feeling the pinch of the economic doom and gloom, not to mention the negative outlook on the economic growth.

But it would take more than 300 hundred cars and arrests for it to blossom across the eu, then again, when a passive animal is cornered it tends to become as vicious as any predator as its survival instincts kick into gear.
(visit the link for the full news article)

EDIT: Additional Link

[edit on 14-7-2009 by tristar]

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 08:15 AM
The rioting/car torching in France hasnt let up since that kid got fried hiding in a power transfer station. It just doesnt make the press everyday. Maybe the current "economic times" is the excuse today but yesterday it was something else and tomorrow it will be something else.

Torching cars seems like France's most popular pastime. The fact that there are running statistics on cars burnt per day says an awful lot. Soon enough people will placing bets on InTrade or TradeSports as to how many cars will be torched on a given day.

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 08:42 AM
As someone only a few hundred miles from France we get to hear a fair amount of continental news, the French have always been quite militant. They really kicked off at British Beef, blockaded ports, wouldn't let any UK transport in, same with their fuel protests, their lorry drivers blockade roads, fishing, farming... and people think the English are uppity!

Saying that, that's no disservice to the French, they don't seem to like taking crap off their government and whilst I don't think rioting is the correct response they do stand up and show their dissatisfcation.

...let's remember what Bastille day is a clebration of as well.

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 09:50 AM
Bastille Day

There's no bread, let them eat cake
There's no end to what they'll take
Flaunt the fruits of noble birth
Wash the salt into the earth
But they're marching to Bastille Day
La guillotine will claim her bloody prize
Free the dungeons of the innocent
The king will kneel, and let his kingdom rise

Bloodstained velvet, dirty lace
Naked fear on every face
See them bow their heads to die
As we would bow as they rode by

And we're marching to Bastille Day
La guillotine will claim her bloody prize
Sing, o choirs of cacophony
The king has kneeled, to let his kingdom rise.

Lessons taught but never learned
All around us anger burns
Guide the future by the past
Long ago the mould was cast

For they marched up to Bastille Day
La guillotine - claimed her bloody prize
Hear the echoes of the centuries
Power isn't all that money buys

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 10:02 AM
While American youth are busy watching sports, playing their video games, shopping, and texting on their cell phones French youth are out burning cars and giving a fak about what's going on in the world. On average French youth are light years ahead of their American counterparts in sophistication and world politics. God bless the French people! They are in no way a representation of their government. Socialism will come to America, it's about time Americans become a little more militant in their views.

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