Â “Imagine if we got involved, then it would get serious. It’s a shame nobody got killed yesterday.”
What could explain the rioting?Â Typically, some important clues are missing from most of the reports:
FRENCH Interior Minister Manuel Valls has been booed in the northern city of Amiens, hours after riots cast a shadow over President Francois Hollande’s celebration of 100 days in power.
Another riot by people with no identityÂ (Andrew Bolt)
But some reports do include the background without which these riots seem inexplicable:
French police have long warned that tensions remain explosive in France’sÂ high-immigrant rundown suburbs, where youth unemployment often tops 40 per cent and a sense of racial discrimination and marginalisation periodically spills into violence.