A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Sunday, November 06, 2005

String them up!

These "rioters" are out of control.

BBC News: French police shot by rioting mob---

About 30 policemen have been injured by shots and stones in a Paris suburb - on an 11th night of unrest across France.
They were attacked by some 200 rioters in Grigny, south of Paris. Two policemen were seriously injured.

The incident came hours after President Jacques Chirac said that restoring order was an "absolute priority".

Hundreds of cars were set on fire in different towns on Sunday night, and police had to use tear gas to disperse a club-wielding mob in Toulouse.

Rioters have burnt nearly 4,000 cars and more than 300 arrests have been made since the unrest began, gripping mostly African and Arab communities.
The BBC also provides this map with "main flashpoints" highlighted.