Youths torched a dozen cars and hurled stones at police in a second night of violence in the troubled Paris suburbs, raising memories of rioting that rocked the nation last year.Six police officers suffered light injuries and 13 people were detained in the violence Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, police said.
It did not appear to reach the scale of the first overnight clashes Monday night, in which bands of young people hurled gasoline bombs at public buildings and took to the streets with baseball bats. Then, police said nine officers were wounded and that they fired rubber pellets to disperse the roughly 100 youths.
The tensions are a stark reminder of the anger that smolders in depressed French suburbs, despite new government efforts to tackle high youth unemployment and racial inequalities following the three weeks of similar — but far worse — rioting last fall.
Too bad the media uses the phrase “racial inequalities” when they should say, “massive Muslim immigration influx into Western Europe”. Folks, this is merely al-Qaeda’s Spring Offensive on Civilians. But that won’t be reported.
Ahhhhh. Summer in Paris. How lovely.