The incredibly destructive French riots of 2005 were set off when two “youths” fled from police, broke into an electrical station to hide, and then were electrocuted when they touched the wrong thing. This triggered three weeks of intense violence, with thousand of cars burned and many people injured.
It’s almost too absurd to believe, but in the town of Clichy-sous-Bois, scene of the worst rioting, the French government has turned the electrical station into a monument to these two fleeing thugs who died entirely due to their own actions. It’s naked appeasement at its absolute worst.
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