Saturday, November 12, 2005


... you thought they had stopped!
Police in the French city of Lyon have fired tear gas to break up groups of youths who hurled stones and bins hours before a curfew was due to begin.

Police on the city’s famous Place Bellecour square made two arrests in what state news agency AFP says is the first rioting in a major city centre.

Lyon has imposed a curfew for the first time in two weeks of nationwide unrest.

Thousands of police are patrolling Paris to enforce a ban on all public meetings likely to provoke rioting.

The trouble in Lyon began at about 1700 (1600 GMT) on Place Bellecour where a large number of riot police were on duty as a preventative measure.

About 50 youths attacked stalls and damaged vehicles, witnesses were quoted as saying by Reuters news agency. [HT: Powerpundit]
Conservative Cat has some excellent insight on the following comment ...
"We returned to an almost normal situation in Ile de France," said [National Police Chief Michel] Gaudin, referring to the Paris region. He said that 86 vehicles were burned, which he said was about normal. [FoxNews]
Okie on the Lam links to Captain Ed at Captain's Quarters and quotes him ...
Although no one would know this by reading American newspapers, which now follow the French lead and refuse to report on the ongoing uprising, but the riots in France once again started to rise in intensity, even by the odd metric given by police. The BBC reports that over 500 cars got torched last night despite a heavier police presence that resulted from intelligence that points to a massive demonstration sometime this weekend ... [read the interesting first comment on Okie's post here]
Laer at Cheat Seeking Missiles has added his well reasoned thoughts to the recipe and delivered wonderful pate de foie gras.

Look folks, history teaches us many things but there are some lessons we must learn in order to survive ... one of those is as follows:
Irrational idealogical, movements which have armies composed of the manipulated and the uninformed, and are led by evil unconscionable handlers (if one is to survive), must be stopped at all costs and quickly, sparing no expense. Islamo-fascism is such a movement.
We must all learn curfews and state of emergencies don't work for fanatics anymore than they do for mean, spoiled pampered teenagers. Something that communicates is required.

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