The violence spreads — also to Brussels. From Bloomberg, with thanks to Craig:
Nov. 7 (Bloomberg) — Arsonists who burned five cars in Berlin today may have sought to imitate rioters in France, police in the German capital said. Another three cars were set alight at a car dealer in the northern German city of Bremen.
“As it can’t be ruled out that these were imitation acts linked to the events in France, Berlin police will reinforce their presence,” according to a statement on the police Web site. The unidentified suspects responsible for the fires in Berlin’s Moabit district escaped, police said.
In the central Brussels area of Gare du Midi, five cars were burned by vandals, Agence France-Presse cited police in the Belgian capital as saying today. Belgian officials downplayed any connection with the French violence, saying the unrest was a local incident, the news agency reported.