French police were forced to detain 73 individuals at Armistice Day ceremonies along the Champs-Élysées this past Monday, November 11. The disruption was caused by a number of protesters who jeered French President François Hollande as he approached the Arc de Triomphe to lay flowers on the tomb of the unknown soldier. French media reported that it was the first time a President had been mocked during the yearly ceremony, which commemorates the signing of[Read More…]
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Manuel Valls, Minister of the Interior and one of France’s leading Parti socialiste (PS) politicians, is back in the domestic headlines this past week, although for reasons other than the purely political. Still in the public eye for polemical comments made over Roma settlements in late September, Valls has continued grab media attention by way of aggressive attacks on his party’s opposition, and most recently – and bizarrely – through his sex appeal. According to a[Read More…]
On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, a shootout transpired in the late afternoon in Colombes, France, a town located in the Hauts-de-Seine region of Paris. Tuesday’s shootout involved a group of young men who shot at a man driving a vehicle. The conflict was subsequent to a clash of a similar nature occurring less than 24 hours earlier. Most of the violence in Colombes and Marseille centers on illegal drug operations and competition between rival gangs.[Read More…]