26 November 2007

The rage boy is back in Paris!

At least according to the reports:

Youths have damaged police stations, shops and cars in two Paris suburbs, following the deaths of two teenagers whose motorbike hit a police car. Police said 21 officers were injured in the rioting in the northern suburbs of Villiers-le-Bel and Arnouville.
If you look at the undeniably tragic incident, police involvement in it was of a very passive nature:
Police sources said the two were riding a stolen mini-motorcycle, and that neither was wearing a helmet. The police car was on a routine patrol and the teenagers were not being chased by police at the time of the accident, police said. The collision wrecked the front of the car and smashed the windscreen.
Now, you and I both could be at loss for an explanation of the reason for rioting. After all, it is not that usual for bereaved relatives and friends of every person who expires in a traffic accident to start chasing a passing policeman up a tree, to burn cars and the neighboring police stations. Oh, and looting a burning down a few shops as well, lest we forget.

But there is an explanation of sorts in the article, if you look carefully:
Omar Sehhouli, the brother of one of the dead teenagers said that the rioting "was not violence but an expression of rage".
That's it. I think I can see it. Can you?

Update: that was a wrong picture, corrected: