“Youths” flex their muscles and register their disapproval of the outcome of the French election. In November 2005, you may recall, French “youths” shouting “Allahu akbar” rioted all over the country, and in some places burned synagogues and churches, but never mosques. “Anti-Sarkozy protesters smash windows,” from Reuters, with thanks to all who sent this in:
PARIS (Reuters) – Between 300 and 400 youths protesting against French president-elect Nicolas Sarkozy smashed shop windows, burnt scooters and clashed with police in central Paris on Monday evening, Reuters witnesses said.
Several hundred riot police tried to chase the youths, who gathered in the Place de la Bastille chanting anti-Sarkozy slogans on two separate occasions during the evening….
In Nantes, in western France, around 400 protesters gathered in the centre of the town. They smashed windows and damaged several cars before being dispersed by police with tear gas.
Around 500 protesters gathered in Lyon eastern France, and in Caen in northern France around 800 people demonstrated in the centre of the town. French radio said there were other protests in other towns.
Sarkozy’s win on Sunday night was marred by violence. Overnight demonstrators set fire to 730 cars and injured 78 policemen.