Oh my… those faceless, pesky and adjectively-barren “bands of youths” are at it again — rioting in main Paris Metro subway station.
Riot police firing tear gas and brandishing batons clashed Tuesday with bands of youths who shattered windows and looted shops at a major Paris train station, officials said. Nine people were arrested.
Officials said about 100 people were involved in the melee at Gare du Nord, one of Paris’ most important transport hubs. Officers and police dogs fired tear gas and charged at groups of marauding youths, some of them wearing hoods and swinging metal bars.
The youths responded by throwing trash cans and other objects at the officers. A group of youths smashed the windows of a sporting goods store and looted boxes of shoes. Others attacked automatic drink dispensers and set fire to an information booth.
So were these “bands of youths” of French origin? If so, why don’t the news reports say so?
Wait…I know…. maybe they were unruly Brits upset at the capture of their sailors by Iran? Or just wild and crazy Americans out to show the Parisians that we know how to party in a subway station?
Or are they from a community that the news media wants us to forget is fomenting hate, murder and civil unrest in France and much of Western Europe? (Read Bruce Bawer’s book if you want to know the truth about the danger that Western civilization is ignoring.)
Ah, remember the days when the news media actually reported all of the known facts of an important news item? *sigh*