France saw a third consecutive night of angry protests on Tuesday in the wake of the weekend election victory of right-winger Nicolas Sarkozy as president, but on a smaller scale than on previous days.AP:
In eastern central Paris, around 150 protestors tried to block access to the Bastille district but were dispersed by a large number of police. Police said they arrested several people.
On Monday night, around 500 youths shouting "Sarko, fascist!" had gone on a rampage in the same area, burning 10 cars, looting two stores including a supermarket and smashing windows, police said.
More than 200 people were rounded up that night during four hours of clashes in which protesters threw stones, beer cans and bottles at police, one of whom was injured.
The leader of France's defeated Socialists appealed for calm Tuesday after a second night of post-election violence left cars burned and store windows smashed.YEAH - I LOVE THAT! THAT'S RICH!
While the unrest has been small-scale, it sent a message to Nicolas Sarkozy: He may have won the presidency, but he hasn't won over the many French who consider him - and his free-market reforms and tough line on crime and immigration - frighteningly brutal.
SARKO WANTS TO REFORM FRANCE, AND SOMEHOW, TO THE LEFTISTS, THAT'S "BRUTAL"; WHEREAS THEIR RIOTING IS SOMEHOW... BENEFICIAL!?THE LEFT TODAY: IDIOTS & DUPES, LIARS & HYPOCRITES. DID I LEAVE OUT TRAITORS?
BTW: IN ANOTHER STORY ON THE MATTER, AFP - IN TYPICAL LEFTIST/MSM/PROPAGANDIST-STYLE - MADE A BIGGER ISSUE OF SARKO'S VACATION, THEN THE RIOTS!