Latest Civil unrest in France Stories

2006-05-29 22:42:07

PARIS (Reuters) - Around a hundred youths clashed with police during the night after setting fire to cars and rubbish bins in a Paris suburb that was the scene of violent riots last November, a local official said on Tuesday.

2006-03-24 11:48:47

By Sophie Louet PARIS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin and French unions failed to break the deadlock over a youth labor law on Friday at a first meeting called to discuss a crisis that has triggered mass protests and sporadic riots.

2006-03-23 12:01:12

PARIS (Reuters) - French youths torched cars, looted shops and stoned police at the end of a rally against a youth job law in the center of Paris on Thursday, Reuters witnesses said.

2006-03-11 13:27:50

By Tim Hepher and Dominique Rodriguez PARIS (Reuters) - Riot police stood guard at Paris's Sorbonne university after breaking up a three-day sit-in there on Saturday and a clean-up operation began as France tried to quell student protests over job reforms.

2006-01-30 14:29:02

PARIS (Reuters) - The number of anti-Semitic and other racist attacks dropped sharply in France last year, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said on Monday, announcing more measures to fight discrimination.

2006-01-03 08:19:17

PARIS (Reuters) - France's conservative government lifted a state of emergency on Tuesday that was introduced last November to help quell rioting by youths in rundown suburbs that was the worst violence in the country in nearly 40 years.

2006-01-01 06:38:12

By Emmanuel Jarry PARIS (Reuters) - French police said on Sunday they were relieved that expected violence failed to materialize on New Year's Eve, just weeks after the worst rioting in France in nearly 40 years.

2005-12-15 02:02:52

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Racial tensions in Sydney that erupted into violence this week have been fueled by fear due to the war on terrorism, alienation, ignorance, territorialism and youthful arrogance, social commentators say.

2005-12-01 09:40:18

By Helene Fontanaud PARIS (Reuters) - France unveiled plans on Thursday to give youngsters in poor suburbs a better education and equal opportunities after its worst urban rioting in almost 40 years, and said it would punish discrimination with swinging fines.

2005-11-29 12:31:43

By Helene Fontanaud PARIS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin announced plans on Tuesday to tighten immigration controls in response to France's worst urban rioting in almost 40 years.

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