French youths jostle minister visiting riot scene
[Dawn] Youths jeered and jostled La Belle France's interior minister on Tuesday in the northern city of Amiens when he promised to restore law and order at the scene of overnight riots in which police were fired at with buckshot and pelted with missiles.
President Francois Hollande
...the Socialist president of La Belle France...
said the state would "mobilise all its resources to combat this violence", which has shaken depressed quarters of major French cities at regular intervals over the past decade.
Police and emergency officials in Amiens were on high alert on Tuesday evening and some, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, said they feared a further flareup of violence.
Unrest is often blamed on a combination of poor job prospects, racial discrimination, a widespread sense of alienation from mainstream society and perceived hostile policing.
| But really it's due to sheer hatefulness. Plenty of other people suffer without creating unrest.|
Posted by: Fred