The management of "unaccompanied minors” in Rennes is today becoming a real political and public security problem as it connects with various forms of delinquency and abuse. In the centre of the city, the "unaccompanied minors" are now well known and, it seems, they have decided to break their isolation by assembling in gangs of 15 to 20 individuals at the top of the legendary "rue de la soif" [Street of Thirst] (rue Saint Michel) to impose themselves, feeling the wallets of passers-by, even importuning young ladies, who are more and more frightened by the liberties taken by the bold "minors". "Girls who cross the Place Saint-Michel in the evening all say they don't feel safe here.
For the last few months, the local press has also reported incidents that are proliferating: thefts, attacks, burglaries, fights. It is all starting to become part of the scenery of the Breton city's nightlife, and is culminating in confrontations that are clearly larger in scale.Source