At least I assume all the 590+ youths arrested were not bitter Islamic youths, otherwise that would have been reported right? That leaves bitter young socialists - another group prone to violence when they don't get their way. The total number of cars torched: 730. Over seven times the French average - so it looks like Sarkozy's already seen success in increasing the 35 hour work week. And the amount of tear gas that was needed to disperse the mobs (see above) must have contributed greatly to Global Warming - perhaps more than all the cow farts in India on that same night. I base that estimate on irrefutable scientific fact. Debate is verboten.
8th Man, on the scene in Paris points out:
"Most people at my work were not Sarkozy supporters but were at least rational about the fact that it was democracy at work. So some people get together at Bastille ready to "fight" for something. What? I don't know. Do they want to throw rocks at police in an effort to turn over the results of the election in the name of being anti-fascist? Do they see the silliness of that? Burn someone's motorcycle in the name of the people? So how does that guy get to work?"