Lots of over-educated youths with too much black in their wardrobes are desperate to dress up in balaclavas and bandannas and torch things because (now let me word this correctly) they are disillusioned that their government wants to help them get jobs, because when you get a job there is a big danger you might one day lose it, especially if you are crap at it.
Hm. The French are disillusioned because someone is telling them they need to do a good job or they might be fired. How does that country stay afloat?
And, Hilton's right, what is with all the masks and bandanas? Geez, if you're going to protest, at least have the stones to show your face and take credit for what you're doing. Or just go home.