Chirac points finger at parents of rioters

10th November 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Nov 10 (AFP) - French president Jacques Chirac called on Thursday for parents to act responsibly towards their children, after thousands of minors took part in the rioting that has gripped poor city suburbs.

PARIS, Nov 10 (AFP) - French president Jacques Chirac called on Thursday for parents to act responsibly towards their children, after thousands of minors took part in the rioting that has gripped poor city suburbs.

Calling on "all to fulfill their responsibilities," Chirac appealed at a press conference in Paris to "the parents of the minors, too many of them, who often pushed by their elders took part in the urban violence".

The unrest that has wracked poor city suburbs around France for two weeks showed signs of being on the wane Thursday, as police reported another decrease in the number of overnight incidents.

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Subject: French news

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