November 6, 1990 |
Youths wrecked stores and stoned riot police Monday as more than 100,000 high school students nationwide joined marches demanding more teachers, better facilities and improved security on campus. Authorities said that most of the marchers in more than a dozen cities were orderly. But scores of youths threw stones, bottles and barricades at riot police deployed near the National Assembly building in Paris, where lawmakers opened debate on the 1991 education budget.
September 4, 2001 |
Scores of people backing rival political candidates clashed in the streets after President France Albert Rene was reelected in the Seychelles' closest election since independence in 1976, police said. Supporters of Rene's ruling Seychelles People's Progressive Front and the opposition Seychelles National Party threw bottles at one another in at least two districts of Mahe, the main island of the Indian Ocean archipelago, police said.
October 25, 1987
French rightist leader Jean-Marie Le Pen and several members of his National Front party charged into a group of about 30 North African immigrants who taunted them at a wreath-laying ceremony at Chambery, in southeast France. Witnesses said there were scuffles during the brief incident before police stepped in.
June 25, 1991 |
A third consecutive night of violence in this southern French town left 14 riot police injured, three of them seriously, in clashes with youths, police said Monday. Fifty to 70 youths, many wielding iron bars and throwing firebombs, were involved in the latest flare-up Sunday night, they said. Locals said most of the rioters were the children of harkis , the Arab name for Algerians who fought on the French side during the Algerian war and who sought safety in France in the 1960s.
December 15, 1998 |
Protesters angered by the shooting death of a suspected teenage car thief showered rocks and chunks of concrete on police in a second day of violence in the southwestern city of Toulouse. Police responded with tear gas. Bus drivers, meanwhile, went on strike to protest Sunday night's melee, which left one bus in flames and six police officers injured. Tensions between police and disaffected youths from poor immigrant families have erupted across France in recent months.
July 24, 1995 |
A male youth was killed and five policemen injured in overnight clashes in one of Paris' many depressed and volatile outer suburbs, officials said. The incident at Montataire, north of the capital, began when young people, mostly of North African Arab origin, tried to storm the apartment of a European French family known to police as minor criminals. The youngsters accused the family of firing shots at them.