Petrol shortages could damage quality of our rioting, warn striking Frenchmen

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Striking French workers have warned that petrol shortages could seriously impact upon the ability of angry mobs to carry out rioting to required television standards.

The warning comes after it was revealed that some rioters at last night’s disturbances had to resort to throwing stones and masonry in an attempt to get across how thoroughly annoyed they are.

Striking workers have urged the government to do all it can to help beleaguered troublemakers undertake the unlawful activities that they insist are essential.

“There’s no comparison between the sight of a petrol bomb lighting up the night-time sky and that of a stone bouncing feebly of a policeman’s riot shield,” insisted one frustrated nutjob.

“If we don’t have the right tools to do the job then we will struggle to deliver.”

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The French government has played down the concerns and highlighted the ingenuity of some protesters who hijacked a bus and drove it at police.

“We’ve been saying for some time that more people should start using public transport, and we’re glad that message is finally getting through,” concluded a spokesperson.