Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Outburst in Belgium as well

While illusions about their own society disappear, the disease shows signs of spreading.

4 hours ago the Scotsman newspaper reported copycat rioting (more like sympathy actions) in Belgium:

Meanwhile, apparent copycat attacks also spread outside France, with five cars torched outside the main train station in Brussels, Belgium. German police were also investigating the burning of five cars in Berlin.
Back in France in Toulouse:
Rioters in the France's southern city of Toulouse ordered passengers off a bus and then set it on fire and pelted police with petrol bombs and rocks. Youths also torched another bus in the north-eastern Paris suburb of Stains, national police spokesman Patrick Hamon said.

Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said he was to meet with his Cabinet to approve curfews "wherever it is necessary" under a state of emergency law.

Police reservists will be deployed as reinforcements to help end the rioting that has spread from Paris' suburbs to nearly 300 cities and towns, Villepin said.
It seeems like too little, too late at this point, but in the past hour Sarkozy has approved the generalized curfew plan.

At present, officials are attempting to talk the fear down. Said one:
However, Hamon said there was a "considerable decrease" in the number of incidents overnight compared to the night before in the Ile-de-France region, which includes Paris.

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