France: 425 cars torched by revelers overnight

January 1, 2006 11:48

Rowdy revelers in France torched 425 vehicles overnight in scattered New Year's Eve unrest, compared to 333 last year, the national police chief said Sunday. Michel Gaudin also said there were no major clashes between youths and police overnight. Every New Year's Eve, youths set several hundred cars ablaze in France as festivities get out of hand. Police were especially cautious this time because of the wave three weeks of rioting and car burning that started in late October.

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