Sunday, February 26, 2006

Torture and Murder In France

Better than the Reuters piece that I linked to below, is this WSJ article at Israpundit.

Today, a march against racism and anti-Semitism took place in Paris.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators, including ministers and politicians of all stripes, joined in a show of force against racism and anti-Semitism on Sunday, marching through the French capital after the torture and killing of a Paris Jew, 23-year-old Ilan Halimi.

Some 33,000 people took part in the march, police said. Other estimates put the number at more than double the police figure. Smaller marches took place in other cities, including Lyon and Bordeaux, where Archbishop Jean-Pierre Ricard, named a cardinal this week, took part.

Police patrolled the crowd in Paris, where an array of ministers, including Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, joined the march. Opposition Socialists, including former prime minister Lionel Jospin, as well as members of other parties, were also present.