People lash out against media outlets for underreporting riots in France
New Delhi [India], Feb. 16 (ANI): People on Thursday took to twitter to express their anguish over major media outlets like BBC and Sky News for allegedly under reporting riots in French suburbs over the last few days.
The riots erupted in protest over the arrest of Theo, a 22-year-old black man, who was hospitalized with injuries from being allegedly sodomized with a police baton following his arrest on February 2.
"Strange that @BBCNews and @SkyNews have failed to report on the riots in #France over the last few days. Manchester Leave," tweeted @manchesterleave.
"@BBCNews I've heard there are riots in France. Any news?" tweeted @stevens1518.
Many others also echoed same allegations in their tweets that read:
"@bbcnickrobinson @Arron_banks so why are the Paris riots not being broadcast by @bbcnews Nick? Everything ok in France?"
"Hey @SkyNews @BBCNews just checked your websites – you've not covered at all days of massive riots by leftists and Muslims in France! Why?"
"Over 30 Cities in France have been enduring riots this wek, yet BBC do not think this is newsworthy."
"@Lou_i5e @grancake Why are @SkyNews & @BBCNews not reporting immigrant riots in France?"
Earlier according to Politico, the police arrested 37 people late Sunday for the riots, which started in the Paris suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois and quickly spread to Nantes, Lille, Marseille and other cities.
Meanwhile on Thursday, Anadolu news agency quoted French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux as saying that riots that have hit the suburbs of France over the last 12 days have subsided. (ANI)