Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Paris Riots

How unfortunate for the BBC. Explaining that high unemployment is a factor that has led to six days of rioting in a Parisian suburb, why choose to profile a Tunisian immigrant whose four sons are all in work!?!

"Boubaker is Tunisian and has lived in France for 30 years. His eldest son is 29 but still lives at home because he cannot find affordable housing. All four children are in work but their friends - again especially those who are black - have to make "hundreds" of job applications before getting an interview."

Is it high unemployment, affordable housing, poor public transport or the French social model causing the riots!?!

Update In true blogging style, Pub Philosopher points to similar riots in Aarhus, Denmark reported by Viking Observer that are yet to receive any international attention.

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