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Response to meghanada (Reply #7)

Thu May 24, 2012, 06:02 PM

36. That's not entirely true

 

Sarkozy's infamous comment came after the rioting began - that's the whole reason he used the term in the first place. He was describing people who were already in the streets (the spark was actually the accidental deaths of two youths who were hiding in a power substation because they believed the police were chasing them).

Many people think his comments aggravated the situation and caused the riots to spread. But the real reason wasn't the that or the deaths of the young men, it was long-standing grievances and issues between immigrant communities and the state that went back decades.

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