Eighth nine of rioting
It grieves me to see this,
Fiery riots spread beyond Paris
PARIS, France (CNN) — Rioting erupted for an eighth straight night in the impoverished suburbs of Paris, with angry youths setting fire to a school, a bus depot, three warehouses and hundreds of vehicles.
Although officials said the unrest late Thursday and early Friday was less intense than in previous nights, the disturbances spread outside the Paris region for the first time.
Violence was reported in some 20 communities around Paris and across the country, including areas near Rouen in northern France, Dijon in the east and Marseille in the south.
In the Seine-Saint-Denis region to the north and east of the capital, youths fired buckshot at riot police vehicles in Neuilly-sur-Marne, The Associated Press quoted the area’s top official, Prefect Jean-Francois Cordet, as saying.
A group of 30 to 40 youths harassed police near a synagogue further east in Stains, Cordet said.
- A 56-year-old disabled bus passenger suffers severe burns when a Molotov cocktail is thrown on board in the northern Sevran suburb
- Shots are fired at riot police in various parts of Paris, slightly wounding five officers, police say
- A group of officers is targeted near a synagogue in the Seine-Saint-Denis area of Stains, where a primary school is partially burned
- Police say 519 vehicles were burned and 78 people held in the Paris region, in the worst night of riots so far
- More than 100 firefighters fight a blaze at a carpet warehouse in Aulnay-sous-Bois; another warehouse is also set alight in Le Blanc Mesnil area
- Twenty-seven buses are burned at Trappes depot in Yvelines, west of Paris
Update Intifada in France.
Update 2 Paris Burning
Update 3 Disabled Woman Set Ablaze