Monday, November 07, 2005

The organisation of the French riots

In a way that reminds us of the smart-mobs:

"The French government met in emergency session Sunday evening to confront youth rioting that worsened on its 10th night",the IHT reports.Later in the article it says,"in its early days,the rioting appeared to spread spontaneously,but law enforcement officials said it was also being abetted by exhortations on the Internet.Worse,said Patrick Hamon,the national police spokesman,"what we notice is that the bands of youths are,little by little, getting more organized" and are sending attack messages by mobile phone texts".

Full article - As rioting spreads, France maps tactics

Thanks to SmartMobs

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