자크 시라크 프랑스 대통령은 정부의 최우선 과제는 2주간에 걸친 폭동사태를 매듭짓는 일이라면서 이번 사태의 근원에 대처할 것이라고 말했습니다.
시라크 대통령은 10일 기자회견에서 정부는 대부분의 폭동사태가 발생한 파리 교외의 문제점들에 대처해야 할 것이라고 말했습니다.
이번 폭동은 경찰의 가혹행위와 인종주의 및 직업상 차별에 대해 불만을 품어온 젊은 이민자들에 의해 일어났습니다.
경찰은 10일 도심지역에서의 폭력사태가 줄어들었다고 말했습니다.
French President Jacques Chirac says his top priority is ending the two-week old wave of urban unrest -- as he pledged to address the root causes of the violence
The French leader told a Paris news conference Thursday the government will have to respond to problems in largely Muslim-inhabited working-class suburbs, which have experienced most of the rioting.
The violence has involved youths of immigrant background who have complained of police harassment, racism and job discrimination.
The violence began October 27th after the accidental deaths of two teenagers of North African descent who thought they were being chased by police.
Police Thursday reported fewer violent incidents in France's metropolitan centers.
Authorities also said they have suspended eight police officers pending investigation into Monday's beating of a young man in a northern suburb of Paris during the disturbances.