French radio reports a direct confrontation with riot police in Toulouse charging into a group of 50 rioters who were throwing rocks and molotov cocktails. A curfew should be announced shortly and Sarkozy will be in the city later tonight. Stay tuned.
UPDATE: The rioters were out in force as a direct challenge to police just before the announced visit of Sarkozy to the area, hit hard by violence during the past few days. A dozen cars were torched.