les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Friday, December 16, 2005

More about the riots

Catrin went to play with a school friend who lives in a flat at Saige in Pessac. Saige has about eight tall tower blocks of flats and lots huge four-storey blocks. It's the most obvious area in Pessac to have had riots.

The flats were immaculately clean and very pleasant. I asked if there had been any trouble in the area. Yes - a few cars had been burnt in the car parks near the tower blocks, but as soon as the fires were extinguished the cars were removed and so you saw almost nothing. And where our friends live it had been very calm. However, the CRS (riot police) still patrol from time to time.

So there we are. You could live in the estate where the riots are taking place and see and hear nothing whatsoever.

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