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Hundreds of cars torched in French
New Year ´tradition´

Associated Press, by staff

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Posted By:schnapps, 1/2/2013 2:21:30 PM

Interior Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday that 1,193 vehicles were torched by French youths overnight in what has become a dubious New Year´s Eve tradition. Hundreds of empty, parked cars go up in flames in France each New Year’s Eve, set afire by young revelers, a much lamented tradition that remained intact this year with 1,193 vehicles burned, Interior Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday. His announcement was the first time in three years that such figures have been released. The conservative government of former President Nicolas Sarkozy had decided to stop publishing them in a bid to reduce the crime

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Stimulating new automobile sales the French way.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/2/2013 2:25:26 PM     (No. 9095029)

Can we send union built GM products to France...at least they´d be covered by insurance and GM wouldn´t have to sell them...the Volt comes to mind!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: crimea river, 1/2/2013 2:31:05 PM     (No. 9095034)

#1 Preventing the Volts from bursting into flames before the New Year is the trick.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 1/2/2013 2:47:01 PM     (No. 9095064)

If the current socialist government really wants ´transparency´ they should make it clear who these youths are: gangs of antisocial Muslim and African immigrants living in the banlieus (poor suburbs). But PC correctness has precedence over such inconvenient truths.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JimS, 1/2/2013 3:08:30 PM     (No. 9095089)

As long as they were Renaults or Peugeots, no harm done.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: right-turn, 1/2/2013 3:10:42 PM     (No. 9095092)

How about a ´shoot to kill´ order for insurrection, arson and endangering the lives of others. Bet torching would be history.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 1/2/2013 3:13:43 PM     (No. 9095099)

Was this perpetrated by "youths"? Would there be any other distinguishing features that might be relevant or pertinent?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 1/2/2013 3:22:04 PM     (No. 9095114)

FTA: ´´Yet even then, cars were not burned in big cities like Paris, and that remained the case this New Year’s Eve.´´

The ´´yoots´´ live in government projects out in the banlieues (suburbs). Whatever their faults, the French are smart enough to keep the difficult-to-assimilate immigrants from destroying their city centers (unlike what we have allowed in LA, Chicago and NYC.)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: DARling, 1/2/2013 3:49:35 PM     (No. 9095162)

Occupy Paris at it again, funded by Hamas.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: vesicant, 1/2/2013 5:12:56 PM     (No. 9095353)

Gee, I wonder which religion of peace is doing this. If they torch a car, do they get 72 Citroens in the afterlife? Or is this the qualifying exam for French cab drivers?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/2/2013 8:02:53 PM     (No. 9095564)

Car owners aren´t allowed to have guns in France?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: woodsman, 1/2/2013 8:51:22 PM     (No. 9095614)

Viva la diversity

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/2/2013 11:53:51 PM     (No. 9095793)

Where is the crime equals punishment ?
Sounds like boys will be boys. Too bad if it´s your car.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/3/2013 6:18:32 AM     (No. 9095956)

France is a libtard utopia where you can ´do anything that feels good´.

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