Sunday, November 13, 2005

On the French Front (Sunday)

UPDATE Sunday: Last night was.... (almost) business as usual. Nothing happened in Paris. However, some cars were torched in the suburbs of Toulouse, in the south, as well as in the Lyon and Saint Etienne areas in the southeast. More worrisome, there were also some clashes between police and youths in the heart of Lyon on Saturday afternoon. Needless to say that those incidents made the headlines (read AFP news).
Yet there is some sense of weariness. A lot of people are also getting more upset at the international coverage which has been sometimes exaggerated. Many also fear it will have a lasting impact on tourism which is a significant portion of the economy. They find it unfair as those incidents have been highly localized.

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