Wednesday, November 02, 2005

It's Not Just France

If you only get your news from the mainstream media, you probably know a little, but maybe not a lot about the six straight nights of riots in France.
FRANCE'S centre-right Government was in crisis last night as rioting spread across the suburbs of Paris for the sixth successive evening, in the country's worst case of urban violence among its poor immigrant Muslim community in years.

After five nights of unrest in Clichy-sous-Bois in the northeast of the capital, gangs of youths were faced down by riot police when 60 cars were torched in the Seine-Saint Denis area.

Police also confronted violence in Seine et Marne, Val d'Oise, Hauts de Seine, Yvelines and Bondy where youths pelted officers with stones, resulting in four arrests.
Far less coverage is being given to similar riots that have been taking place in Denmark. In fact, I cannot find any English language reports. Viking Observer offers a translation of an article from the Danish press.