Something’s happening here

BBC: French violence enters 10th night

The Guardian: French cabinet in crisis as riots erupt nationwide

The Telegraph: A country in flames. French cities teeter on the edge of anarchy

Oddly, there’s practically nothing about this on the homepage of Paris Indymedia. Are they out participating in it? Conflicted? Or, more probably, stunned by the suddenness and ferocity like everyone else.

The Premier just made it clear he does not want his top cops calling the protestors "scum", as this only makes things worse. Unless it, um, burns itself out, then the only state solution is to send in the military, something they are no doubt loathe to do in their own cities. Not to mention that it could lead to lots of dead bodies and serious escalation.

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