Night 12: 1173 vehicles burnt, 330 arrests

8th November 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Nov 8 (AFP) - Police said Tuesday that 1,173 vehicles were burnt and 330 people arrested overnight as France experienced its 12th straight night of urban violence.

PARIS, Nov 8 (AFP) - Police said Tuesday that 1,173 vehicles were burnt and 330 people arrested overnight as France experienced its 12th straight night of urban violence.

Twelve police officers were lightly hurt, mainly by thrown projectiles. Some officers were the target for people firing buckshot, though none was hit. A dozen buildings were hit by arsonists.

The number of vehicles torched and arrests made were slightly lower than for the previous night, possibly signalling a tapering off of the unrest that has raged since October 27.

Overnight Sunday, more than 1,400 automobiles were gutted by flames and 395 people were detained.

President Jacques Chirac was to hold a cabinet meeting Tuesday which was to give regional authorities the power to impose curfews if necessary to restore public order.

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Subject: French news

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