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Paris Riots

Amid the Tumult Over France's Labor Reform, the Silence of the People

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 06.05.2016 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Over and over we hear from the sidelines of marches in which fires, tear gas and warning shots have replaced the chants and slogans of the workers of yesteryear, Martinez's defiant words about "police brutality," about "employers' violence," and about his own intent to alter, unassisted, and like one of the greats, the "balance of power" between the CGT and a treacherous left that supposedly has turned betrayal into a tool of government and of survival.

Ten Years After The Suburban Riots: Three Young People's Lives in the Paris Suburbs

Fadhil Korimbocus | Posted 11.02.2016 | World
Fadhil Korimbocus

I was 12 years-old when the riots broke out in 2005. They were a real shock for me. I realized that I would be discriminated against because I lived in a neighborhood that was considered "difficult," because my parents belonged to the working-class, and because I was of foreign origin, even though I was born in France.

France Stands By Ban On Full Veils After Riots

Reuters | Posted 09.20.2013 | World

PARIS, July 22 (Reuters) - Interior Minister Manuel Valls defended on Monday France's ban on wearing full-face veils in public places after a police...

'Greek Syndrome' Is Catching In Other European Cities

The Independent | John Lichfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Europe exists, it appears. If Greek students sneeze, or catch a whiff of tear-gas, young people take to the streets in France and now Sweden. Yesterda...

Second Night Of Riots Rock Paris Suburbs

The Guardian (U.K.) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Dozens of youths descended on Villiers-le-Bel on Sunday evening, torching the police station, looting shops and setting cars and dustbins on fire. The...