Saturday, November 12, 2005

TAIF (Thank Allah it's Friday)

Police State. Unprecedented police presence in the Paris area and around the country. All Paris public transport "under surveillance". Riot cops perched on Champs-Elysées rooftops and public gatherings not sponsored by the State banned until tomorrow morning. Despite the crackdown 502 vehicles were burned yesterday, and 206 arrests were made (a slight increase in violence compared to the day before).

Internet message boards and mobile telephone networks are still buzzing with calls to bring the riots into the French capital.

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