Controversy has spread in France following the latest attack on police officers who came under fire from a hail of Molotov cocktails. The incident, in which one officer was critically injured, occurred near the notorious housing estate of La Grande Borne in Viry-Châtillon, to the south of Paris.

As reported by The Local, the attack was used as ammunition by opposition politicians who claimed the government had allowed lawless areas to develop.

But French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who wa...


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