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UPDATE: A bomb factory was discovered last night south of Paris:
Police found a gasoline bomb-making factory in a southern suburb of the city, with more than 100 bottles, gallons of fuel and hoods for hiding rioters' faces, a senior Justice Ministry official said Sunday.
Six youths, all aged under 18, were arrested in the raid Saturday night on a building in Evry south of Paris where the gasoline bombs were being put together, Jean-Marie Huet, the ministry's director of criminal affairs and pardons, told The Associated Press.
The discovery, Huet said, shows that gasoline bombs being used by rioters "are not being improvised by kids in their bathrooms."
The Normandy town of Evreux, 60 miles west of Paris, appeared to suffer the worst damage Saturday. Arsonists burned at least 50 vehicles, part of a shopping center, a post office and two schools, said Patrick Hamon, spokesman for the national police.
MORE: This is a photo of a burned-out police station in Evreux, which is in western France. I can understand that police officers can't guard every school, let alone every parked car, but it's hard to see how they can be so ineffective as to allow rioters to burn down their own stations: