France: 343 cars burned in New Year's vandalism

January 1, 2006 09:02

Youths in France burned hundreds of cars in a traditional year-end form of vandalism overnight Saturday, but the country appeared to have avoided a massive resurgence of the rioting that broke out this fall. By 4 a.m. Sunday, police counted 343 vehicles burned - just slightly more than the comparable figure from last year, 323, police said. They also arrested 266 people, but it wasn't clear if the arrests were linked to the vandalism.

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