Europe’s Mixing Bowl
“In July 2010, an officer with France’s National Gendarmerie shot and killed a Roma man in the small village of Saint-Aignan. According to police, the man was wanted in connection with a burglary and had sped through two police checkpoints, injuring an officer. Two days later, dozens of Roma from a nearby camp, armed with hatchets and iron bars, attacked the local police station and rioted in the streets. BBC News reported that in the aftermath of the riots, French President Nicolas Sarkozy “promised that those responsible for the violence would be ‘severely punished,’ ” and ordered hundreds of illegal Roma camps to be destroyed and many illegal occupants repatriated to their countries of origin. That same day, Muslim youth also rioted in the French city of Grenoble after an ethnic North African armed robbery suspect died in a shoot-out with police...”
Excerpt from per Concordiam Staff, “Europe’s Mixing Bowl,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues 2, No. 2, 2011: 60-63.
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