Cops injured, cars torched and school burnt in French riots!
AMIENS, France (PNN) - August 14, 2012 - Hundreds of French youths torched buildings and cars and clashed with pig thug cops, injuring 16 cops during an overnight riot in the northern French city of Amiens.
French thug cops reported that the clashes involved some 100 rioters and 150 cops, beginning around 9:00 pm Monday and ending around 4:00 am Tuesday.
At least three bystanders were hurt after rioters pulled drivers from their cars while hijacking the vehicles.
“The confrontations were very, very violent,” said Amiens Mayor Gilles Dumailly.
One of the events that sparked the riot was an arrest made over the weekend for dangerous driving. The arrest was seen by many locals as insensitive and unnecessarily violent, as residents were attending a wake for a 20-year-old who died in a motorcycle accident.
A leisure center and two school buildings were destroyed, along with a dozen cars, according to local officials. Rioters used trashcans as flaming barricades, and threw heavy objects at thug cops, who responded by deploying tear gas, rubber bullets and a helicopter.
Amiens has experienced riots in the past. The city is infamous for high unemployment, racial tension, and an aggressive pig thug cop force.
The district in Amiens was among 15 areas declared the most troubled in France earlier this month, prompting the government to pledge additional security and money for the region. Dumailly said at the time that he hoped tensions would improve with a plan to fix up the housing projects and offer more services.