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Algeria: Violence in France

The Algerian blogger, Nouri bin Khalid, writes about the riots in Clichy-Sous-Bois, a suburb of France, which have been going on for almost nine nights now, having been sparked by the death of two teenagers who were electrocuted as they fled from police. Nouri says that no wonder that these riots are taking place. Integration has failed. Racism is still obvious and not rampant within French society, even Nouri as a visitor could see this in the rigidly segregated neighborhoods, the air of tension when one of North African descent enters an art gallery or café, the scornful looks at “modestly” dressed women by the white Frenchmen and women.

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