You know you're in serious trouble, when, in comparison, even the French start to look tough...
Riots at a train station in the French capital, Paris, have become an issue in the upcoming presidential election. About 100 youths clashed with police at the Gare du Nord station after a dispute over a train fare.Does this mark the start of Car-B-Q season?
Rioters smashed windows and attacked vending machines and shops, after objecting to the treatment of a man arrested for jumping a ticket barrier. Transport officials said the man punched two ticket inspectors who asked for his ticket as part of a routine inspection.
Nicky, help me out here...
The government's candidate, Nicolas Sarkozy, said police were justified in arresting an alleged fare dodger - the action that sparked the riots.Jeeeezuz... get me 500 cc's of testosterone and the defibrillator... STAT!
"I want to tell the French that I will not be on the side of fraudsters, cheats, dishonest people... those who think that in order to be heard, they must demolish a train station and break public equipment paid for by taxpayers."