France continues to burn despite security

France declared a state of emergency Tuesday to quell the country’s worst unrest since the student uprisings of 1968 that toppled a government.

Rioters ignored the extraordinary security measures
, which began Wednesday, as they looted and burned two superstores, set fire to a newspaper office and paralyzed France’s second largest city’s subway system with a gasoline bomb. 

I think it’s fair to call this an insurrection now, not "riots."

  • Joe Hartley

    Insurrection? Far too nihilistic for that, don’t you think?

  • Bob

    They’ve sent a message using the only weapons at their disposal.

    Global Guerillas today opines that in coming months, if they attack power plants with molotovs, they could take out the electricity grid. Then it doesn’t much matter if they’re nihilists or not.

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