The rioting is fast spreading to other cities, including as mentioned above, Tolouse.
Throughout the past week, the injury toll and damage cost has rapidly increased, while the violence level has gotten worse every night.
I recently listened to a news report on the radio, featuring an interview with a french official who stated that the rioters are "Out to kill the police" and his view of this is backed by the fact that in just one night, over 10 cops were shot by rioters.
What should the authorities do now?? I know that they now have powers to impose curfews, but i feel that this is too little too late. If the violence gets worse could we see the deployment of the French Military onto the streets (maybe even impose Martial Law), or would this only worsen the situation???
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2103 times:
Enacting martial law opens a pandora's box of problems, too complex for me to explain, as I'm no professor of French Politics and Culture, but I think the images of martial law will further anger these rioters. It may be a necessary evil however. But I do wonder, with 1400 people arrested, how the areas institutions of safety, police, fire, and detention are handling this.
Let's pray this violence is only against shitty Citroens and not against innocent civilians, although I think one fatality has been confirmed.