I think the French must have some rather peculiar definitions of a "major incident", if this report is anything to go by.
Vandals in France torched 945 parked cars over New Year's Eve in an arson rampage that has become a sinister annual "tradition" and amid a row over whether the government had sought to play down the figures.
According to the French interior ministry, the total of 945, which included cars that were either "totally destroyed" or "more lightly affected", amounted to a 17 per cent rise compared to last year.
Despite this, New Year's Eve "went off without any major incident", the interior ministry insisted in a statement, adding that there were only "a few troubles with public order".
In fact, police arrested 454 people over the night, 301 of whom were taken into custody.
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The custom of setting vehicles alight on New Year’s Eve is said to have kicked off around Strasbourg, eastern France in the 1990s, in the city’s deprived, high-immigrant districts.
It quickly caught on among disaffected youths in cities across the country, and is seen by some as a litmus test of general social unrest.
There's more at the link.
The phrase 'deprived, high-immigrant districts' refers, of course, to the infamous banlieues, hotbeds of unassimilated Arab and Islamic immigration and - as tragically demonstrated over the past couple of years - offering relatively safe haven for Muslim fundamentalist terrorists.
All I can say is, if a group like Black Lives Matter, or illegal South American aliens, were to torch 945 cars across the USA on New Years Eve, the uproar would be deafening. Many police forces would today be facing withering criticism for their failure to protect private property, and some of their administrators would probably lose their jobs over their incompetence. Many private citizens are likely to have taken steps to defend their own vehicles, with the probable result that several of the perpetrators would now be cooling off in the morgue - and much of the rest of the country would be applauding.
"Without any major incident", eh? I suppose that depends on what you define as a major incident; and that, in turn, depends on the extent to which political correctness has infiltrated your national, regional and local administrations, and rendered them lame ducks. Please God, we haven't gone that far down that road in this country . . . at least, not yet.