Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Paris riots spreading

Nightly riots continue to spread in the suburbs of Paris. Hundreds of young people have taken to the streets, setting cars on fire and throwing rocks at police.

According to CNN, “The rioting began with the accidental deaths of two teenagers, who ran from police after a tear gas grenade went off in a neighborhood mosque during prayers. . . . Clichy, northeast of Paris, is crowded and impoverished and with a large Muslim population. Local officials claim the suburb is one of the poorest in France.”


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