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- A series of riots took place in July 2009 in France. On Bastille Day in the commune of Montreuil, an eastern suburb area of Paris, French youths set fire to 317 cars. Thirteen police officers were injured.
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A series of riots took place in July 2009 in France. On Bastille Day in the commune of Montreuil , an eastern suburb area of Paris , French youths set fire to 317 cars.  Thirteen police officers were injured. 
Other French protests. A coalition of labour unions in Réunion, a French overseas region in the Indian Ocean located thousands of miles from Guadeloupe and Martinique, announced their own general strike scheduled for 5 March 2009, in support of the Caribbean strikes.
Jan 30, 2009 · A nationwide protest against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s economic policies drew more than a million demonstrators into the streets of France.
- David Jolly
Mar 19, 2009 · Up to three million people took to the streets of France on Thursday for a second round of protests against President Nicolas Sarkozy's handling of the economic crisis and to demand more help for...
Mar 19, 2009 · France is bracing for a wave of street protests in the second general strike over Nicolas Sarkozy's handling of the economic crisis. Traditional public sector strikers such as teachers, transport...
Dec 12, 2018 · But French protests do have “a higher success rate than in the U.S.,” says Horn. Agricultural protests, for example, have often led to concessions to the farming community. In 2009, fishermen...
Jun 12, 2020 · In 2009, Amnesty International warned of “a pattern of de facto impunity” among French police officers. The Défenseur des droits, a non-governmental French institution charged with protecting the...
- Mélissa Godin
At first glance, the French riots appear to be a form of activity devoid of the recognisable frameworks of political protest: there were, for example, no obvious leaders or collectively articulated demands; nor was there any insistence on meeting politicians amid those highly ritualised acts involving the destruction of goods belonging to the local community (cars, and sometimes buses, schools and gymnasia).