A Night Out for the Youths of Trappes

For two years France has had a law against public veiling of the face, and now the culture-enrichers of the Parisian banlieues have finally put it to the test.

In the suburb of Trappes, west of Paris, “youths” expressed themselves with some high-spirited mischief against private and public property, the police, and even a helicopter — all because the police dared to attempt to enforce the law against a fully veiled woman.

Many thanks to Bear for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Below are excerpts from an article in The Washington Post about last night’s events in Trappes:

French Police Station Attacked Amid Tensions Over Ban on Muslim Face Veils

TRAPPES, France — About 250 people hurling projectiles clashed with police firing tear gas west of Paris, in apparent protest over enforcement of France’s ban on Islamic face veils. Five people were injured and six detained in the violence, authorities said Saturday.

The interior minister urged calm and dialogue, insisting on both the need for public order and respect for France’s Muslims. The incident in the town of Trappes on Friday night reflected sporadic tensions between police upholding France’s strict policies of secularism and those who accuse authorities of discriminating against France’s No. 2 religion.

A few garbage dumpsters in the area were torched and a bus shelter shattered in the Trappes unrest. Spent tear gas capsules lay on the road Saturday near the police station at the center of the violence.

A 14-year-old boy suffered a serious eye injury in the violence, from a projectile of unknown provenance, Prosecutor Vincent Lesclous told reporters. Four police officers were injured and six people were detained in the violence, said an official with the regional police administration.

The violence came after a gathering of about 200-250 people to protest the arrest of a man whose wife was ticketed Thursday for wearing a face veil. The husband tried to strangle an officer who was doing the ticketing, the prosecutor said.

France has barred face veils since 2011.

Video transcript:

00:00   Night of confrontations in this neighbourhood called Trappes…
00:04   Over many hours police officers face groups
00:08   of very mobile “youths”. Stones are thrown
00:12   against flash bangs, gas, and even helicopters.
00:20   Garbage is set
00:25   on fire. Urban furniture destroyed.
00:29   A teenager was gravely injured in the eye by a projectile, and six persons
00:33   were arrested. The confrontations
00:37   began when 250 residents gathered in front of the police station in the city.
00:41   They were protesting the arrest of a man and his wife, who was entirely veiled,
00:45   after an ID check that deteriorated.
00:49   This morning Manuel Valse gives his support to the police officers. All this
00:53   is unacceptable in a proper state. Public order
00:57   must be imposed and there is no reason that can justify
01:02   this violence. No reason; I say it clearly. The law
01:06   must be applied, and it is applied to all. Today calm has returned,
01:10   but the neighborhood is constantly patrolled by police.

Hat tip for the article: Fjordman.

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6 thoughts on “A Night Out for the Youths of Trappes

  1. So, in thoroughly ‘modern’ France, Muslim women who wear face veils are ticketed, but gangs of Muslim men can rape a non-Muslim woman with a knife without prosecution – and then physically harass her for years.

    Yes, it is clear to all that feminism is a great success in France….

    Then, in honor of Trayvon Martin, “the husband tried to strangle an officer who was doing the ticketing…”

  2. Why don’t the Police just go in on the next riot and shoot some of these
    guests in France. They need to be taught a stern lesson. Why are the Police
    ordered to treat these [persons of lesser intellect] with kid gloves?

    • > Why don’t the Police just go in on the next riot and shoot some of these guests in France.

      For the same reason they let in all those “guests” in the first place. In the leftist one-world utopia, we’re all equal and there is no “us vs them”. So since is all “us”, even though some of those “us” suddenly are screaming Allahuakhbar even though they didnt before, the police would essentially be shooting their “own people”, and who in their right mind is going to allow that? We are liberal and modern and civilized and people have rights, and we dont want Frenchmen shooting fellow Frenchmen.

      > Why are the Police ordered to treat these with kid gloves?

      Like Hitler knew that the war was already over when the German tanks stuck in the Russian mud in fall 1941, but still kept pushing millions and millions into certain death solely to avoid giving up the Lebensraum dream and risk loss of face by admitting that he made a big mistake, so the European utopists of today know that the game already is over, but their emotional attachment to their visions is too strong to simply give it up without a good heroic but ultimatively suicidal last fight. It is Endsieg time all over again.

      They’ve basically given up on reality and decided that they’d rather make a giant gamble and make their dreams come true and risk seeing Europe rapmaged and ravished like Germany after WW2 then to have to live “in a world like this”.

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