French police deployed in mass, totaling 15,000 throughout the country, in response to Halloween “Purge” riots. Gangs of masked youths terrorized local communities, setting cars and garbage bins on fire, shattering shop windows, attacking police with acid, among other heinous acts.
“The Purge” is a Hollywood creation that features a night of lawless violence. Honest citizens are left to fend for themselves, as the criminally minded wreak havoc on the community and target otherwise innocent people.
“French police arrested more than 100 people after gangs of masked youths stormed through Paris suburbs and the center of Lyon on Halloween night, authorities said on Thursday, following a message on social media calling for a “purge” against police,” Reuters reports. “Police fired teargas overnight at hundreds of youths who barged through the city center of Lyon, hassling police and passers by, shattering shop windows and setting rubbish bins on fire.”
Further reports in Paris include, “a sportswear store was looted and young people robbing a grocery store attacked police with acid, according to Denis Jacob of police union Alternative Police.”
Interior Minister Christophe Castaner suggests, “that violence was less severe than a year ago,” Reuters reports.
People of France can thus relax, and be comforted that last year was worse. This year, their communities were vandalized, dozens of cars destroyed, stores looted, and many innocent people were attacked. Nevertheless, the French community scene is improving.
According to French journalist Eric Zemmour, the French people are “no longer in France” in the sense that the country is experiencing an evaporating national identity. The “Purge” riots are but the latest expression of declining social health in the country.