LDS Missionaries in France Are Safe After Riots

LDS Missionaries in France Are Safe After Riots

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- LDS missionaries serving in France are reported safe after riots spread throughout the country.

Rioting has been going on for the past 12 nights. However, officials at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints say all missionaries are safe and accounted for.

Church spokesman Dale Bills says the men have been instructed to avoid neighborhoods where rioting is going on and to stay in if there's any kind of concern.

Bills says the missionaries have been given some precautions to take. He says food and water have been stored in each missionary apartment and local priesthood leaders are assisting to assure the safety and well-being of the missionaries.

There was more rioting last night. About 12-hundred cars were torched but the national police chief says fewer public building were targeted. So far, officials have held back on calling out the army.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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