Wednesday, March 29, 2006

France: General strike and street riots

Burning Car of the Day

Police brutality of the Day

Hospitalised Copper of the day

Burning Coppers of the day

French riot police face demonstrators during a nationwide protest demanding the government scrap a youth jobs law during a demonstration in Rouen, northern France, March 28, 2006. (Boris Maslard/Reuters)

Anti riot policemen charge rioters on the Place de la Republique in Paris.

Disrespected journo of the day

Youths attempt to wrestle a video camera from a journalist (C) during a nationwide protest by students and unions, demanding the government to scrap a contentious youth jobs law, during a demonstration in Paris March 28, 2006.

Arrested protester of the day

The kids are alright

Hooded youths from the poor suburbs of Paris taunt riot police.

Hooded youths from the poor suburbs of Paris throw projectiles at riot police

Youths kick a man after a protest against the first job contrat law, known as CPE, Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in Paris

French students sit on the front of a railway train as they occupy a train station during a nationwide protest demanding the government to scrap a youth jobs law during a demonstration in Rennes, western France, March 28, 2006. (Daniel Joubert/Reuters)

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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Biting back

A demonstrator bites the finger of an Israeli riot policeman during a protest against the construction of Israel's separation barrier in the West Bank village of Beit Sira, near Ramallah, Friday, March 24, 2006. (AP Photo/MaanImages, Mushir Abdelrahman)

Friday, March 24, 2006

France: anti CPE fight keeps burning

A youth hits a press photographer with a burning cloth during clashes following a demonstration against the first job contract, or CPE, Thursday, March 23, 2006 near the Invalides Plaza in Paris. Note: I have to admit I like this photo, though it is contradictory. I hate jornos as much as the guy hitting him, but without them there's no riotporn blog

Burning car of the day

Hospitalised copper of the day!

Policemen in plain clothes evacuate an injured colleague during clashes following a students' demonstration against the first job contract, or CPE, Thursday, March 23, 2006 in Grenoble, French Alps.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Burning car of the day

A protester throws a stone next to a burning car, during clashes with riot police, following a demonstration in Paris, France, against the 'First Job Contract', or CPE, Saturday, March 18, 2006. More than 500,000 students and workers marched in Paris and other French cities Saturday in the biggest show of anger yet at a jobs plan that has led to street violence and threatens to weaken the government. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Friday, March 17, 2006

Barricade Toss of the day

A student demonstrator throws a barricade to riot policemen, in Paris. French authorities announced 300 arrests after street protests over youth job reforms turned violent overnight, with the threat of more unrest hanging over marches planned for the weekend.(AFP/Olivier Laban Mattei)

Burning car of the day

Flames erupt from a car and a motorbike that burn in front of a Paris hotel on a street facing the Sorbonne University, during clashes between youths and police that followed a student protest against the First Employment Contract (CPE), Paris March 16, 2006. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Burning car of the day

A car burns inside the building of the British Council as supporters from PFLP, Popular Front Liberation of Palestine, storm and burn the building in Gaza city Tuesday March 14 2006 in protest after Israeli forces raided a prison in the West Bank town of Jericho demanding the surrender of six prisoners inside and sparking a shootout with Palestinian police that left one Palestinian officer dead and another man wounded, Palestinian security officials said. Ahmed Saadat is being held in the Jericho prison for ordering the assassination of Israeli Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi in 2001. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Burning car of the day

A masked demonstrator stands behind a burning car during clashes between police and demonstrators in downtown Milan, Italy, Saturday, March 11, 2006. Police clashed in Milan with youths from far-left social clubs who torched cars and damaged stores on a popular shopping street to protest a march by extreme right-wing sympathizers, authorities said. 'About 300 to 500 youths turned out, armed with metal bars and bolts, attacking police, and damaging cars and shops,' Milan Deputy Mayor Riccardo De Corato told Sky TG24 news. Some 40 youths were reported detained by police. (AP Photo/Antonio Pezzali)

Student riots in France

A French student raises her arm in protest against French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin's youth jobs plan in front of a banner with a drawing depicting a French riot police holding a bludgeon in Toulouse, southwest France Thursday March 16, 2006. The escalating protests center on a new job contract that allows employers to fire young workers within their first two years without giving a reason. This is designed to give employers flexibility, thereby encouraging them to hire more young people. Tens of thousands of French students marched, chanted and whistled in renewed nationwide protests Thursday against a new labor law, as the government tried to maintain a united front for this pivotal test of the country's direction. (AP Photo/Remy Gabalda)

A protester turns a surveillance camera upside down during a student demonstration in Paris March 16, 2006.

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Monday, March 06, 2006

Punk rock riot!

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