French youths open fire on police

French youths fired at police and burned over 300 cars last night as towns around Paris experienced their worst night of violence in a week of urban unrest.

After seven nights of escalating unrest, this is now becoming an open rebellion.

The violence has once more trained a spotlight on the poverty and lawlessness of France’s rundown big-city suburbs and raises questions about an immigration policy that has, in effect, created sink ghettos for mainly African minorities who suffer from discrimination in housing, education and jobs.