France’s banlieues could erupt with violence again, experts warn

French politicians are underestimating the level of anger in the country’s troubled banlieues, which risks sparking an explosion of violence, experts have warned.

The alert comes after another night of violence and arrests in several Paris suburbs. Suspects appeared in court on Tuesday on charges of civil disturbances including torching cars and dustbins and attacks on the emergency services.

I’m a little puzzled by the headline. What do they mean could erupt? They already are erupting. But then they’re the experts and this is a Guardian piece.

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