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.
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.
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.
May 26, 1990 |
France airlifted 800 of its 3,000 citizens out of the African oil city of Port Gentil in Gabon after riots against President Omar Bongo spawned widespread looting, officials said. Two people were killed and 17 were injured in the riots, Gabon's official daily L'Union said. Bongo blamed the introduction of a multi-party system for the unrest that began after an opposition party leader's mysterious death.
November 13, 2005 |
AS France's worst rioting in decades spread from the suburbs of Paris to scores of towns last week, the governments of several Western countries urged travelers to exercise caution. But central Paris, home to the Eiffel Tower and other tourist sites, appeared to be unaffected, and the governments of the U.S., Britain, Canada and several other nations stopped short of warning against travel to France.