2013 Trappes riots

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
2013 Trappes riots
Date 19 July 2013–21 July 2013
Location Trappes, Île-de-France, France
Parties to the civil conflict
Number
40[3]
19 July:
200[4]–250[5][6][7]–300[1]
20 July:
50[4]
Casualties
Injuries 1+[7]
Arrested 6[8]–10[5]

Riots broke out in Trappes, a suburb (banlieue) of Paris, France on 19 July 2013 after the police arrested a man who assaulted a police officer who tried to check the identity of his wife wearing a Muslim veil on 18 July 2013.

Background[edit]

France officially banned face covering in public places in April 2011.[9] Although disputed by French Muslims, the law remains in effect. On 18 July a 21-year-old Muslim convert was asked by the police to remove her face-covering veil. Her husband, allegedly insulted,[6] tried to choke the officer and was detained.[1] The female was released on 20 July awaiting a court hearing.[1]

The incident is part of the Islamic scarf controversy in France.[10]

Riots[edit]

On 19 July hundreds of youth throwing rocks, reportedly mainly of North African ethnicity, attacked the local police station.[1]

On 20 July[5] 20 cars were burned in Trappes.[1][2][11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "France veil row sparks Trappes unrest". BBC News. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Islamists Riot in Paris Suburb". The Jewish Press. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Second night of riots in Paris over 'burka ban' fine". The Telegraph. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Rioters set Paris ablaze over ban on Islamic veil". The Independent. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Paris riots sparked by police identity check on veiled Muslim woman". The Guardian. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Violence unveiled: Paris clashes sparked after police stop Muslim woman". Russia Today. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Violence Erupts in Paris Suburb Over Muslim Veil Arrest". Voice of America. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "6 held over violence in France after police check veiled woman". Toronto Sun. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Trouble in Trappes Violence erupts over the controversial burqa ban". The Economist. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  10. ^ Korteweg, Anna (2014). The Headscarf Debates: Conflicts of National Belonging. Stanford University Press. pp. 54, 55, 56. ISBN 0804776857. 
  11. ^ "Clashes erupt in France over veil ban". Al Jazeera. 21 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013.