Paris Is Burning: The Aftermath of France’s Riots

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Paris Is Burning

In the fall of 2005, France erupted into a hotbed of unrest when bands of mostly African, Muslim youths from the housing projects of Paris’s suburbs took to the streets in anger over high unemployment and disenfranchisement, racist policing and sub-standard living conditions.

Seven years later, as France prepares to choose its next president, BET.com takes a look at the riots and the state of the country’s race and class issues then and now. — Naeesa Aziz

 

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