Wednesday, 17 February 2010

The riddle of les voitures brûlées

Just how many voitures are brûléed each New Year's Eve in France by members of the Afro-Muslim community? Is it the official figure of 1,147 carbonised autos in 2009 (up from 878 in 2008 and 397 in 2007) or is it 41,000, thereby making the annual flambé almost an official scrappage scheme?

Full story in Le Monde HERE.

1 comment:

Blue Eyes said...

Thanks for the link, I haven't tried to read a French newspaper article for far too long!

14000 arsons recorded in 1998!