77 Police Officers Injured in Paris- Rioters Using Shotguns!
The rampaging youth are shooting at police with shotguns.
BBC has video of the street warfare HERE.
Young residents of Villiers-le-Bel, a northern Paris suburb, vandalize an abandoned police car during clashes late Monday, Nov. 26, 2007. Rampaging youths threw Molotov cocktails and set fire to cars in a troubled neighborhood outside Paris on Monday, the second night of street violence after two local teens were killed in a crash with a police patrol car. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
77 police were injured overnight including several with shotgun wounds.
The AP reported:
Rampaging youths rioted overnight in Paris’ suburbs, hurling Molotov cocktails and setting fire to dozens of cars. At least 77 officers were injured and officers were fired at, a senior police union official said Tuesday.
The violence was more intense than during three weeks of rioting in 2005, said the official, Patrice Ribeiro. Police were shot at and are facing “genuine urban guerillas with conventional weapons and hunting weapons,” Ribeiro said.
Some officers were hit by shotgun pellets, Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie said. She said there were six serious injuries, “people who notably were struck in the face and close to the eyes.”
The riots were triggered by the deaths of two teens killed in a crash with a police patrol car on Sunday in Villiers-le-Bel, a town of public housing blocks home to a mix of Arab, black and white residents in Paris’ northern suburbs.
Residents of Villiers-le-Bel, a northern Paris suburb, throw stones at riot police late Monday night. (AP)
Nidra Poller has more from Paris at Pajamas Media.
A third of the 26,000 inhabitants in Villiers-le-Bel are under 24 and jobs are hard to come by- BBC.
Teenagers riot as police (off) fire tear gas 26 November 2007 in Villiers-le-Bel, outside Paris. French police beefed up security Tuesday after a second night of riots in flashpoint suburbs north of Paris despite the launch of a judicial probe into the deaths of two teens that sparked the violence(AFP/Olivier Laban-Mattei)
Atlas says, “This is war.”
—63 vehicles and five buildings had been set ablaze!
Young residents of Villiers-le-Bel, northern Paris suburb, face riot police (unseen) during clashes late Monday, Nov. 26, 2007. (AP)
American Thinker reports that a library was attacked.
Maybe the rioters were looking for a few good books?
UPDATE: Make that 86 police officers wounded.