Hundreds of French youths fought with police and set cars ablaze in a suburb of Paris early Saturday in a second night of rioting which media said was triggered when two teenagers died fleeing police.Remind me again why they feel their race relations are better than in the U.S.?
The two teenagers were killed and a third seriously injured on Thursday night when they were electrocuted in an electricity sub station as they fled from police investigating a break-in, media reported.
Firefighters intervened around 40 times on Friday night in the northeastern suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois where many of the 28,000 residents are immigrants, mainly from Africa, police and fire officers said.
Unidentified youths fired a shot at police but no one was hurt, police said.
A police trade union called for help from the army to support police officers.
Puss. In the U.S. of A., we our malcontents shoot at authority figures, they usually hit their target, and a half dozen others. And if they shoot and miss, well, our police usually make sure they don't get a second chance. Really!
"There's a civil war underway in Clichy-Sous-Bois at the moment," Michel Thooris, an official of police trade union Action Police CFTC, said .
"We can no longer withstand this situation on our own. My colleagues neither have the equipment nor the practical or theoretical training for street fighting," he said.
Time to learn Michelle, Michel, Mitch - whatever. In 30 years or so, you will look back on this as a quaint skirmish.
...and it's still going on.