It took nearly five years unremitting toil, thousands of allied servicemen’s lives and a fortune in cash to kick the Nazis out of France. What will the cost be for returning France to the French this time? America won’t do it this time.
Photo 1: The fall of France 1940 Photo 2: The fall of France 2017
The Express, February 16, 2017:
And law enforcement say two weeks of civil unrest has now led to frenzied clashes in 20 districts with millions of pounds worth of damage in Paris alone.
Worryingly about 60 per cent of those involved in the street fights are children, police say.
THE Paris riots are now spreading across France as vigilantes stage running battles with police which have turned parts of the country into no go zones.
As well as serious crime in at least 16 northern Paris suburbs, the confrontations have spread to Nantes in Brittany, Lille – the capital of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, and Rouen in Normandy where catholic priest Father Jacques Hamel was murdered while he was saying mass the altar last summer.Police have been targeted with molotov cocktails, chased with cars, hit with steel poles, shot at and even targeted using heavy metal balls from the French game Petanque. Armed officers have taken to the streets in their hundreds and were forced to fire live rounds of bullets and used tear gas to disperse the rioters.Chaos erupted after it emerged police anally raped migrant named Theo with a baton.
At least 20 different areas have seen mass riots on the streets
The scandal, which has seen four police officers charged, sparked a series of legal protests. But a number a violent, illegal protests have also taken place, with trouble now nearing its third week.Hundreds of cars have been torched, shops and banks looted, and even a disability vehicle was destroyed. A coach full of tourists from South Korea was targeted in northern Paris on Tuesday while a neighbourhood close to one of the busiest train stations in the city Gare Du Nord which houses the Eurostar train network was also hit.
Thousands of people have been protesting violently
Local reports suggest the popular Marais district in central Paris was also the scene of angry outbursts yesterday.The north central Île-de-France region has been rapidly deteriorating with police confirming the violence is getting worse each night, according to broadsheet Le Figaro.They also say those out in the streets appear to be teenagers as opposed to an older crowd who initially started the violence.
The windows of the bank BNP Paribas were smashed in at Rouen
Police say the violence is getting worse each night
Police say 47 vehicles were burned on Valentines day compared to 34 on the 12th.And 59 rubbish bins were torched compared to 21 on the same dates.Scores of people have now been arrested after they went berzerk following the alleged rape and horrific abuse of a man identified as Theo on February 2.Violence originally erupted in a council estate called Rose des Vents in Aulnay-Sous-Bois, which is also known locally as the ‘city of 3000’, over claims the Theo attack was racially motivated.
Shops have been looted by vandals intent on destruction
A judicial inquiry has now been launched into Theo’s arrest with CCTV footage being analysed after Prime Minister Francois Hollande stepped into the debate.However the fall out from the incident shows no signs of abating as individuals use the internet and mobile messaging services to organise vicious protests each evening. While Francois Hollande has appealed for calm on the streets demanding the rioters cease, Front National candidate Marine Le Pen has gone further branding the radicals as scoundrels.Calling the widespread incidents “a shame for France” she fumed: “The forces of order are targeted by bands of scoundrels.“The government is silent. A silence that reflects both its cowardice and its impotence.”