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Monday, November 07, 2005

French Curfew

We are safe now. The French Prime minister has set a curfew... well sort of:

Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said Monday that curfews would be imposed wherever they are needed and 9,500 police officers and gendarmes are being deployed to stop rioting that has spread across France. "Wherever it is necessary, prefects will be able to put in place a curfew under the authority of the interior minister, if they think it will be useful to permit a return to calm and ensure the protection of residents. That is our number one responsibility," Villepin said on TF1 television.


I guess a nation wide mandatory curfew might inconvenience people too much. Having 5000+ cars torched is less of a hassle.

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