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November 08, 2005

Oooo, They're Getting Tough Now!

After 12 days of riots the French Cabinet considers curfews!

"We are composing letters to these youths, telling them how angry we are."

"We will now be able to act in a preventative manner to avoid these incidents," Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said.

"We will monitor, bit by bit, the evolution of events," AP quoted him as saying. "For a period of 12 days, raids will be possible every time that we have a suspicion of a stockpiling of weapons."

But they've got the situation under control:

Rioters burned 1,173 cars in 226 towns nationwide overnight compared to 1,408 the previous night, AP quoted police as saying.

Meanwhile, 330 people were arrested, down from 395 the night before, National Police Chief Michel Gaudin told a news conference.

"The intensity of this violence is on the way down," AP quoted him as saying.

And the 3 car dealerships that are left in the country will be doing a booming business over the next few months!

Posted by Mr. Bingley at November 8, 2005 09:06 AM


But don't you realize a stern letter solves everything? I mean, if the U.N. believes it, it must be true.


Posted by: Cullen at November 8, 2005 10:31 AM

OMG! Does the letter go on their Permanent Record?

Posted by: -keith in mtn. view at November 8, 2005 12:03 PM

I think that's a little harsh, don't you think keith? Quite anglo-saxon, in fact!

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at November 8, 2005 01:15 PM

Now, quit rioting, or we shall warn you a second time!

Posted by: Nightfly at November 8, 2005 03:43 PM