Saturday, October 28, 2006

Immigrants set Paris ablaze

Police deployed in Paris suburbs

The deployment came after more buses were torchedExtra police have been ordered into suburbs in the French capital, Paris, on the first anniversary of two deaths which sparked riots across the country.
An additional 4,000 officers were deployed amid reports two more buses had been attacked and set ablaze.
Earlier, at least 500 people marched in memory of the two teenage boys, both from immigrant families, who died.
Their deaths and the suggestion they had been running from police triggered three weeks of suburban clashes.
During the violence - between youths of mainly North African origin and police - more than 10,000 cars were set ablaze and 300 buildings firebombed.
Ahead of the anniversary police had reported an upsurge in violence. On Thursday, two buses were set ablaze.

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