ELDERS OBEYED

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire … also the doors, the bonnet, the seats and the dashboard as dozens more cars fall victim to incendiary Parisian youths:

French authorities deployed 1,000 police to a northern Paris suburb Tuesday to prevent a third night of youth riots amid signs that the violence could be spreading.

Much of this is blamed on societal collapse, but it seems these youths are quite obedient:

A report from Le Monde newspaper described boys as young as 13 taking orders from their elders to torch buildings and forming battle ranks against the police, vowing to “do in” a “pig”—a police officer.

No police deaths (yet), but many injuries:

Some 120 police officers have been injured, four of them seriously after being hit by buckshot from hunting weapons, according to police figures. By comparison, 200 officers were injured in three weeks of rioting in 2005.

Scrappleface: “The people of France awakened this morning to the obvious question: Why do youths hate us?”

UPDATE. What with all these car burnings, no wonder the Volvo is sad. (Buy shirt here.)

UPDATE II. Dan Lewis emails:

Bolta’s post about the French ‘youths’ rioting includes this quote:

“One policeman was wounded in the shoulder after being hit by a high-calibre bullet,” a security official said.

Your latest includes another quote:

Some 120 police officers have been injured, four of them seriously after being hit by buckshot from hunting weapons, according to police figures.

What bizarre euphemisms! How hard is it for the media to simply report that the Muslim youths “are using firearms”?

Perhaps they need a refresher in Boomstick training from the Dissident Frogman.

Posted by Tim B. on 11/28/2007 at 07:26 AM
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