National police reported 2,458 cases of violence against officers in the first six months of the year, on pace to top the 4,246 cases recorded for all of 2005 and the 3,842 in 2004. Firefighters and rescue workers have also been targeted — and some now receive police escorts in such areas.
Monday, October 23, 2006
French police: "Permanent intifada"
French police are describing the violence in Muslim neighborhoods as a state of "permanent intifada":