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France Declares State Of Emergency


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Saying "the republic is at an hour of truth," French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin announced sweeping reforms aimed at stopping the of violence and treating the social problems that caused them.

 

Shortly after he spoke on Tuesday, local officials began imposing curfews in cities around France, a step that will allow police to jail rioters for up to two months

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It is absolutely obvious that the curfew returns in the logic of the breakers. It gives to the riots a pace of "war against the system", which is their principal ideological justification.

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Guest HocusPocus

These facts and the reactions of the state will enter the contemporary French history. Will French remember it like the failure the model of French integration or the proof that our "feeling of insecurite" etait justifies?

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In a survey of the institute SCA, published Wednesday by the Parisian one, about two thirds of the French - 73 % exactly - are favorable to the authorization given to the prefects to issue a curfew in the sensitive districts to put an end at it to violences.

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