Thursday, December 01, 2005

Villepin says they were not riots, just unrest.

France: Via AFP.

PARIS, Nov 29 (AFP) - Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin made a stab at salvaging France's beleaguered image overseas on Tuesday, in a US television interview focused on the outbreak of urban violence in the country. Villepin told the US television network CNN that the wave of unrest in French suburbs this month could not be described as "riots", and that it was not rooted in ethnic or religious divisions.
More from Clive Davis who is amazed.
French Prime Minister (and prominent Boney-phile) Dominique de Villepin went on CNN to try to re-define what happened in the banlieues. He's been reading too many PR manuals:

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