First posted March 23, 2006, but updated, March 31, 2006
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Michel Euler/AP, via The New York Times

A group of youths attacked a man, Tuesday, March 28, 2006, one of several incidents involving violence and vandalism by so-called casseurs, or smashers, officials said.
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Pascal LeSegretain/Getty Images, via The New York Times of Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Students threw a burning mattress at police officers, Tuesday, March 21, 2006, in Paris as they violently protested the youth labor law, which gives companies the right to hire employees 25 or younger for a two-year trial period, during which they can be fired without cause.
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