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Thursday, November 03, 2005

Rioting in Froggy-sous-Bois

Hang on a minute. Nobody's reporting any fatalities at all, since the initial two kids were electrocuted.

Arson is not a harmless prank, nor is throwing rocks at cops. The French have a genuinely serious problem on their hands. But unless a lot isn't being reported, the rioters are not killing anybody. Those calling this a "civil war" or an "intifada" are a bit premature.

UPDATE 11/4/2005: Okay, it was premature yesterday, but not so much so today:

A handicapped woman was doused with petrol and set on fire by youths during another night of rioting in Paris.