Urbin Report

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Meanwhile, in France...

MONTFERMEIL, France (AFP) - Around 100 youths armed with sticks and baseball bats clashed with police in a Paris suburb, in the worst such violence since the riots of last November, police said....

Local left-wing leaders charged in a joint statement that the trouble was sparked by the "heavy-handed" arrest of a woman from the Bosquets estate whose son was wanted in connection with a robbery.....

The UNSA police union issued a statement blaming the violence on the mayor's "rash decisions", while the statement by left-wing leaders accused his law-and-order policies of fuelling tensions....

HT to Jimmy K.