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Wow, check out the pictures below.  I am not seeing any of this in the main stream media.  France is literally on fire…

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French strikes ablaze: Britons warned to stay away as violence spirals

A car explodes in flames and policemen clash with rioting youths as spiralling violence grips France.

This was one of many flashpoints across the country yesterday amid growing public anger against raising the retirement age to 62.

In the town of Nanterre, north-west of Paris, officers also fired rubber bullets and tear gas at youths protesting outside their secondary schools.

French police officers clash with rioters in NanterreBattle: The police officers clash with rioters in Nanterre, north-west of Paris. They fired rubber bullets and tear gas at youths protesting outside their secondary schools 

Troublemakers – not students – were accused of starting a riot, pelting firemen with rocks as dozens of vehicles were smashed and set ablaze.

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The unrest continues in Europe…heard about any of this in the main stream media?

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French Strikes Head for a Showdown

PARIS — President Nicolas Sarkozy vowed Tuesday “to guarantee order,” restore fuel supplies and crack down on “troublemakers,” as a quarter of France’s gas stations ran dry and other disruptions built from nationwide protests and strikes.

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Unrest and a coup in Ecuador, leaves that country in a state of chaos…

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Ecuador in state of seige, region supports Correa

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) – Ecuador was under a state of siege Friday, the streets quiet with the military in charge of public order, after soldiers rescued President Rafael Correa from a hospital where he’d been surrounded by police who roughed him up and tear-gassed him earlier.

Correa and his ministers called Thursday’s revolt – in which insurgents also paralyzed the nation with airport shutdowns and highway blockades – an attempt to overthrow him and not just a simple insurrection by angry security force members over a new law that would cut benefits for public servants.

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