French riots but who’s doing it? A mystery!

Riot engulfs troubled French district in north

Months of tension between police and young people in a troubled district of northern France exploded on Tuesday, with dozens of youths facing off against riot officers in a night of violence. Seventeen officers were injured, a pre-school and public gym were torched, and at least three passing drivers in Amiens were dragged from their cars.

While the identity of the rioters and the immediate cause is unclear, the economic picture of the area in question is not. Unemployment skews higher in northern France and among the country’s youth. Less than two weeks ago, the French government declared Amiens among 15 impoverished zones to receive more money and security.

Why, it’s a complete mystery as to who exactly these rioters are.  Little information is contained within the article.  Hummm.  curious.


3 thoughts on “French riots but who’s doing it? A mystery!

  1. How would I know? The Article isn’t clear. Are these unemployed youths? Are they just poor? Is it a very impoverished area? What was the apparent age range? Again very hard to tell. The point is that like many reports these days the information is not very clear. It’s as if they don’t want to tell us something.

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