French government tries to conquer suburbs ten years after riots


No fewer than 18 government ministers turned out in force in one of France's troubled suburbs to show state is on their side after 2005 riots.

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A fleet of government cars pulled up outside the run-down estates of Mureaux on the outskirts of Paris on Monday, on the eve of the tenth anniversary of the worst rioting in the history of France's suburbs. The prime ministerial fleet, succeeds a visit last week by President François Hollande, and is part of a broader strategy to reduce segregation, reports RFI.