Sunday, July 17, 2005

200 cars set on fire in Bastille Day violence

Anti-French "youths" attacking synagogues? I wonder what kind of ethnic background they might have? I know Daniel Pipes thinks France is tough on Islamic extremism, but I suspect the problems there will soon become too big to be contained:

200 cars set on fire in Bastille Day violence

Violence that spilled over from France's Bastille Day celebrations saw about 200 cars set on fire, dozens detained and clashes between youths and security forces, police said Thursday. Most of the incidents happened in the greater Paris region Wednesday night as the French began festivities for the country's July 14 national holiday. Clashes between youths and police in the suburbs of Paris saw police use shoulder-held grenade launchers. One police officer was injured and taken to hospital. The door of a synagogue in Stains, a suburb north of Paris, was damaged by a Molotov cocktail. Police called to deal with a car fire in Etampes in the Essone region south of Paris were met by stone-throwers. A policeman was slightly hurt in the same region after a youth threw a firecracker into a patrol car.


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