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Silent protest held for two victims of French police

This Friday marked the first anniversary of the deaths of Zyed Benna and Bouna Traoré, who were electrocuted in an electricity substation while hiding from the police. Their deaths sparked off a wave of rioting across the French suburbs which left over 10000 vehicles burnt, 300 buildings destroyed, over 6000 arrests, 1328 imprisoned, 224 police/firefighters injured.

Violence continues in the Banlieues

Over the past week 6 buses have been set alight in the Parisian suburbs.
On Wednesday night buses were burnt in Nanterre (Seine-Saint-Denis), Montreuil (Hauts-de-Seine), Athis-Mons (Essonne) and a bus was burnt in Grigny (Essonne) last Sunday.