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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Hundreds of cars torched in France at New Year

Is this a primarily muslim problem, there is a history that received very little coverage of who was doing the rioting at the time! Who’s behind the rioting this time?

A couple of related articles from the past:
France under security alert as new Muslim riots spread       The French Muslim Rebellion of 2005

Fri Jan 1, 2010 2:00pm EST

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PARIS (Reuters) - Youths burned 1,137 cars across France overnight as New Year's Eve celebrations once again turned violent, the French Interior Ministry said on Friday.

Car burnings are regular occurrences in poor suburbs that ring France's big cities, but the arson is especially prevalent during New Year's Eve revelry.

The number of vehicles torched was only 10 short of the record 1,147 burned this time last year, even though the Interior Ministry mobilized 45,000 police during the night -- 10,000 more than 12 months ago.

It said police detained 549 people overnight, compared with 288 in 2009 New Year celebrations. However, unlike in previous years, there were no direct clashes between police and youths. "The few disturbances that did take place were brought swiftly under control," the ministry said in a statement.

(Reporting by Crispian Balmer, editing by Mark Trevelyan)

Hundreds of cars torched in France at New Year | Reuters

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