Saturday, November 05, 2005
Danger De Mort: Sarkozy
Bouna Traore, 15, born in Mauritania, and Zyed Benna, 17, of Tunisian background: accidentally electrocuted on October 27 at an electricity sub-station in Clichy-sous-Bois, one of Paris' banlieues (suburbs), after reportedly fleeing from police.
Nicolas Sarkozy, France's Interior Minister:
Declares a "war without mercy" on violence in the working-class suburbs/banlieues.
Calls rioters racailles (rabble, scum, riffraff, lowlifes).