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3rd nigth of riots in France. Riots running and spreading to other cities

Riots may turn into urban guerilla warfare, said a police officer. Police men were wounded by rioters shooting with pump guns.

Video: French riots continue  http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl4lNVTuRjw&feature=related

report about yesterdays'riots on portland indymedia:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/11/369109.shtml

Here is what the mainstream media write:
(Associated press)

Youths rampaged for a third night in the tough suburbs north of Paris and violence spread to a southern city late Tuesday as police struggled to contain rioters who have burned cars and buildings and in an ominous turn shot at officers.
A senior police union official warned that "urban guerrillas" had joined the unrest, saying the violence was worse than during three weeks of rioting that raged around French cities in 2005, when firearms were rarely used.
Bands of young people set more cars on fire in and around Villiers-le-Bel, the Paris suburb where the latest trouble first erupted, and 22 youths were taken into custody, the regional government said.

Riots Spread:
In the southern city of Toulouse, 20 cars were set ablaze, and fires at two libraries were quickly brought under control, police said.

Other trouble:
On Monday 26th November, trouble was also made by young French youths in the nearby towns of Sarcelles, Garges-les-Gonesse, Cergy, Ermont and Goussainville. Police said youths 'were armed with petrol bombs, bottles filled with acid and baseball bats'.

Eight people (from Monday night) were convicted Tuesday in fast-track trials and sentenced to 3-10 months in prison, the regional government said..

Solidarity 30.Nov.2007 01:41


Thanks for keeping us posted on European news.

burning car in Paris 30.Nov.2007 03:32