In the politically correct press and French govt circles "immigrants" and
"youths" are euphemisms for Muslims and Islamic rioters/terrorists.
Renewed riots force extra police into Paris suburbs
Charles Bremner, The Times, 31May 2006
Paris - Police sent reinforcements to the troubled suburbs of northern Paris
yesterday after a night of rioting revived fear of a return to the violence
that raged through Frances immigrant housing estates last year.
In another sign of continuing racial tension, the Government also ordered an
inquiry into an anti-Semitic black group that staged an aggressive march
through the Jewish quarter of the capital.
Seven policemen were injured on Monday night in the town of Montfermeil.
Rubber bullets and stun grenades were fired at youths, many of whom were
masked and wielding baseball bats. About 100 youths hurled projectiles and
petrol bombs at police and public buildings and attempted to storm the home
of Xavier Lemoine, the towns Mayor. The violence was sparked by the arrest
of a suspect over the beating of a bus driver.
The violence spread into neighbouring Clichy-sous-Bois, the flashpoint for
last year's riots. Two youths were electrocuted there in October while
hiding from police in an electricity sub-station.
Riot police were deployed in force in both centres last night, but there was
no violence other than a firebomb being thrown into a police vehicle.
Dominique Perben, the Transport Minister, called the incident a reminder of
last year's riots, in which 10,000 vehicles and 200 public buildings were
"The question of the suburbs is a question for the entire political
class," he said. "We must have the courage to look things in the face."
More than 400 people were jailed after the riots, but community leaders have
complained that little has been done to address the problems facing the
Montfermeil has been a focus of tension since M Lemoine decreed a bylaw last
month that banned teenagers from circulating in groups of more than three. A
court quashed the bylaw after protests from [anti-white Nazi] groups.
Politicians and Jewish organisations united yesterday in condemning the acts
of the so-called Tribu KA black supremacy group that intimidated passers-by
last Sunday in the Rue des Rosiers, the Jewish quarter in the Marais
# Protests began on October 27 after two teenagers were electrocuted while
hiding from police in an electricity sub-station
# Police claimed that 20,000 were involved in rioting over three weeks
# 200 buildings and 10,000 cars were set on fire in 300 towns and cities
# £137 million worth of damage, say insurers
# 4,500 people arrested
# 126 officers were injured
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