Four police officers were wounded when masked youths fired shotguns at them in a southern suburb of Paris on Sunday, the French interior minister has said.It sounds like the Police walked into a setup.
Michele Alliot-Marie said about 30 people ambushed the officers after they were called to Grigny when a local bakery was vandalised.
Three officers were treated at the scene after being hit by lead shots. A fourth was admitted to hospital.
In a statement, Ms Alliot-Marie said police were called to an estate in Grigny on Sunday afternoon after several people vandalised a local bakery.If they were wearing masks, how do we know they were youths?
When the officers arrived, they were confronted by "about 30 people whose faces were masked and several of whom were armed," she added.
The armed youths fired cartridges containing lead shot and nails at the police, while others threw stones and Molotov cocktails, setting a car alight.
So what is French government planning to do about this?
Last month, President Nicolas Sarkozy announced a three-year proposal to deploy 4,000 more police and roll out a half-billion euro aid lifeline to the poor, mainly ethnic-minority suburbs across France wracked by riots in recent years.Here's 3 wood's solution:
He also unveiled plans to help 100,000 people find work and declared "war without mercy" on drug dealers, warning that unless such neighbourhoods were revived, the "very idea of the nation is at stake".
First, drop the socialist handouts/subsidies and switch to free market practices and capitalism. You can not help 100,000 people find jobs. They have to want to work and as long as the handouts keep coming many won't. People getting up every day and running their own (legal) business don't have time or interest in rioting.
Second, crack down on illegal activity and support your police on the street and in court. Send the ring leaders of this street scum to jail. Take back your city for the law abiding folks.