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Tuesday, 14 July 2009

A New Way to Celebrate Bastille Day

Today is Bastille Day in France, the holiday which marks the storming of the Bastille prison and the beginning of the chain of events which ended the monarchy and gave birth to the French Republic.

Some have a special, culturally enriched way of marking this event:
Paris – French youths burned 317 cars and wounded 13 police officers overnight during the now traditional bout of street violence on the eve of the Bastille Day national holiday, police said Tuesday.

As French troops and their guests of honour from the Indian army made last minute preparations for the14 July parade on the Champs Elysees in Paris, the suburbs of major cities were contemplating another clean-up operation.

By 6:00 am (0400 GMT), police headquarters in Paris had recorded 317 burnt out cars -- up 6.7 percent on 2008 -- and 240 arrests, almost double the total for the same period last year.

These numbers were expected to increase as fresh reports came in.

The injured officers, 12 members of the police and one gendarme, were mainly suffering from hearing difficulties after being targeted by youths throwing fireworks and small-scale home-made explosives.

France marks Bastille Day as the anniversary of 14 July 1789, when a revolutionary mob stormed the Parisian prison and set in motion the events that would lead to the overthrow of the monarchy.
Just in case you are under the impression that the blame for these riots lies with violent thugs who despise France, Europe and Western culture and wish to wage war against it, or the insane, suicidal immigration policies which led to millions of unassimilable people being present in France in the first place, the editors of Expatica are here to give you some much needed guidance:
Today, disaffected youths from bleak suburban housing projects around major cities use it to express their frustration with high unemployment rates and what they see as France's failure to integrate ethnic minorities.
Ah, that'll be it then.

Never mind the fact that not all disaffected groups behave in such a fashion, or that these people are privileged to be born in France; the 'youths' must never bear responsibility for their actions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


A comprehensive article by Hugh Fitzgerald on

Demographic Jihad by the Numbers


It is going to take a long time to read.

But I ask myself, "what is the point of it all? Unless we start to take action - the type a Cromwell would take, it is pointless.