"THIS is a war." ~ Burning Paris
Just 20 minutes from Paris, it's war
Emma-Kate Symons meets locals at the flashpoint of Clichy-sous-Bois, Paris
November 05, 2005
"THIS is a war." It is late in the evening marking the end of Ramadan when 13-year-old Souhail, a French Muslim of Moroccan origin, makes his bellicose declaration.
On a residential street crowded with onlookers, we are trying to shield ourselves from the blaze and foul smell of another car set alight in the outer Paris suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois.
Apparently the French government hasn't "gotten the memo" on this yet and still think this is a fire fighting exercise.