The Riots Of Paris and London: A Tale Of Two Cities


The violence that has broken out in London and other British cities draws comparison with the urban riots that erupted across France in 2005.

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With the violence that broke out in London Saturday having spread to other English cities during a third straight night of rioting Monday, it's tempting (and probably portentous) from the comfort of Paris to offer up lessons learned from the nearly three weeks of upheaval that rocked French towns in 2005, writes Bruce Crumley, Paris bureau chief for Time magazine.