Yvelines is a western suburb of Paris, part of a ring of culturally enriched “New Towns” that surround the French capital. Yesterday some boisterous “French” “youths” in Yvelines got a little rambunctious and — undeterred by teargas — engaged in some traditional high-spirited rioting and burning and window-breaking after suffering unbearable humiliation at the hands of the police.
|02:22||And after Forbach last week it’s the police of (?) in the Yvelines|
|02:26||who were the target of the city’s delinquents. The scenario is sadly banal|
|02:30||Sunday afternoon, having picked up an individual on the wanted list|
|02:34||a police patrol had tried to arrest him|
|02:38||This attempt immediately attracted a mob of about 60 people|
|02:42||who violently attacked the police. Teargas|
|02:46||used by the police did not stop the aggressors who then attacked an|
|02:50||employment agency, breaking its windows and setting fire to it.|
|02:55||They also targetted the police station|
|02:59||one car completely destroyed by the flames|
|03:03||their anger apparently increased by the fact that during the clashes the police|
|03:07||had targetted young Muslims coming out of the mosque.|
|03:11||While calm had been restored towards 1 am, 15 riot police cars|
|03:15||were still stationed around “Employ & Enterprise” while Riot- and Mobile Police|
|03:19||guarded public buildings and intersections.|
|03:23||The message addressed to the authorities is clear:|
|03:27||”The city is ours, we do as we please, and if you don’t agree we burn it”.
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