When: October – November, 2005

Where: Paris, France

The Paris Riots occurred after an incident where three North African teens were electrocuted after being chased by police officers in Clichy-sous-Bois. The tragedies ignited existing tensions over economic disparity and police harassment in neighborhoods where mostly North African immigrants lived who had been experiencing increasing violence and discrimination at the hands of the French since the 9/11 attacks globally framed Muslim as dangerous.

 

Further Reading:

AJ+. “Ten Years After the French Riots.” October 30, 2015.

Protesters Clash with Police During 2005 French Riots.” The Guardian. October 22, 2015.

Schneider, Cathy Lisa. “Police Power and Race Riots in Paris.” Politics & Society 35, no. 4 (2007): 523.