2nd Night of Rioting in Paris

Paris police were out in force on Monday night, attempting to tamp down a second night of violence set off by the deaths of two youngsters whose moped struck a police cruiser:Dozens of youths clashed with the police for the second night in a row in a working- and lower-class suburb north of Paris on Monday, throwing stones, glass and firebombs against large contingents of heavily armed riot police officers and moving nimbly from target to target on several fronts, burning cars and a garbage truck. President Nicolas Sarkozy, in China on an official visit, appealed for calm. The clashes began when two teenagers traveling on a motorbike died in a collision with a police car on Sunday afternoon in the town of Villiers-le-Bel, about 12 miles north of Paris, in the Val d’Oise department. The two teenagers were identified in the French news media merely as 15-year-old Moushin and 16-year-old Larami, who were riding a motorbike in Villiers-le-Bel. On Monday night, more than 100...(Read Full Post)