Thursday, July 19, 2007

Routine Events

The night of July 13-14 resulted in the usual statistics on burned cars. This report is from 20 Minutes:

Two hundred sixty-six vehicles were burned and 100 people arrested in France on the night of July 13-14, it was announced on Saturday by the National Police.

By 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning, the same source indicated, 266 vehicles were torched (versus 254 the same night in 2006), 195 of them in the region of Ile-de-France.

In all, 100 persons were questioned, 89 of them in Ile-de-France, of whom 46 were arrested, 43 in Ile-de-France.

At the same time, four police officers were slightly injured.

The acts committed entailed primarily the throwing of pyrotechnical devices, hurled deliberately at the police or the public.

Among the most serious incidents was that of a little girl 6 years old, wounded by a firecracker that had been thrown in the direction of the city officials of Romainville (Seine-Saint-Denis), the same source indicated. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

First police reports issued in the middle of the night indicated that only "about 10 burned cars and 20 arrests" had been reported in Seine-Saint-Denis.

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