Jacques Chirac calls security meeting as riots spread

French President Jacques Chirac has vowed to re-establish law and order in suburbs where rioting has raged for more than a week as a "priority" for his government.

Following a meeting with his top security advisers, &to=http://english.pravda.ru/politics/2002/06/12/30185.html' target=_blank>Mr Chirac told reporters that "re-establishment of security and order" was an urgent necessity in the suburbs.

In his first public statement since the rioting began on October 27 in working class immigrant neighborhoods, Chirac also promised that "those who want to spread violence or fear... will be caught," informs NineMSN.

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