Timeline of the 2005 French riots

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A car burns in Strasbourg, France on the night of 5 November as riots spread from the Paris banlieues to other parts of the country. Strasbourg torched car.jpg
A car burns in Strasbourg, France on the night of 5 November as riots spread from the Paris banlieues to other parts of the country.

The following is a timeline of the 2005 French riots that began Thursday, 27 October 2005. Where the source lists events as occurring in a night and following morning, this article lists them on the date of the night, not the following morning. The extent table in the main article does the opposite.

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First week

Second week

Third week

Fourth week

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