PARIS ON FIRE: Protests Escalate as ‘Youths’ Set Building on Fire, Attack Police

Is the alleged crime horrible and grotesque? Yes, no one is denying that. Are people’s reactions to the ALLEGED crime equally horrifying? ABSOLUTELY! Has Paris lost its mind?

Officers were forced to unleash tear-gas on angry crowds as buildings and rubbish bins were set on fire around the Barbes Metro station, which is just around the corner from the Eurostar hub at Gare du Nord.

As fire crews went in to extinguish the blazes, lines of riot police were attacked, and shops were looted.

A policeman at the scene said: “Windows have been smashed and officers attacked.

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“Small groups of protestors wearing hoods to hide their identities are causing trouble and then running away.

“Small groups of protestors wearing hoods to hide their identities are causing trouble and then running away.

“Everything is being done to try and disperse the crowds, but this could go on for a long time yet.”

Tension have been high in council estates in the Paris suburbs since February 2, when a man identified only as Theo was beaten up and allegedly raped.

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