Thursday, November 17, 2005


23rd Night
French Riot
Is At
Normal Level


The riot in France has gone down to only 98 cars burned in a night. That is a "normal" level, so it is acceptable. Stories over:


PARIS (Reuters) - Urban violence in France fell to normal levels on Thursday after three weeks of rioting in run-down suburbs, allowing the government to begin mapping out plans to tackle the problems that sparked the unrest.

Ninety-eight vehicles were set ablaze during the night, a sharp drop from the peak of the violence when 1,400 vehicles were torched in one night on November 6.

"The situation has returned to normal because about 100 vehicles are set on fire each night in France," a police spokesman said.