Migrant areas of Paris were hit with a 3rd consecutive night of rioting following an accident in which a motorcyclist was seriously injured after a confrontation with police.
The unrest has been described as “anti-lockdown riots” by some media outlets, but that only tells half of the story.
The disorder was sparked by a motorcycle accident in the Paris suburb of Villeneuve-la-Garenne when a 30-year-old rider was seriously injured after he struck a police vehicle that opened its door at a red light.
The rider then hit a nearby poll and was hospitalized with a fractured leg and a fractured femur.
Rioting began in on Sunday night then spread to the notorious Seine-Saint-Denis migrant ghettos and other suburbs of Paris.