Sunday, November 13, 2005


17th Night


In terms of sheer number, things got a little better last night in Paris, apparently:


374 vehicles burned, 212 arrets, 2 police injured (1 in the hospital after getting hit with a metal bocce ball in the Paris suburb of La Courneuve in the Seine Saint Denis area where police are on minimum duty), riots in the city center of Lyon, public demonstrations banned in the Paris which is cordoned off to prevent rioting youths to gain access to the capital, and continual government bleating that everything is getting calmer.

Car burnings continued in the suburbs of Toulouse and Lyon. In Carpentras, a pre-school was burned down, a car was torched in front of a retirement home, and a school was rammed into by a vehicle.



Meanwhile, the Astute Blogger is predicting that Chiraq will resign shortly.