Uprising in Clichy-sous-Bois

”– What happened way before the thing with the fire and the cars?”
”– They were three. 15 years, 17 years, 17 years. Sick and tired of being constantly harassed by police.”
”– They were three. 15 years, 17 years, 17 years.”
”– What happened?”
”–Depends who you ask.”
”– They were going home. They had been playing football.”
”– Depends who you ask.”
”– Two of them died. Everybody knows. The police know. Sarkozy knows.”
”– But still.”
”– But still what?”
”– It still depends who you ask.”


/from Shoresh/The Ground is On Fire
October 27th, 2005 three teenagers were injured and two of them died in Clichy-sous-Bois when they were hiding from the police. Protests started right after the event in Clichy-sous-Bois, Paris and other parts of France. November 8th, a state of emergency was declared.