World Europe 07 Feb 2017 26 detained as cars ...

26 detained as cars burn in Paris suburb clashes with police

AP
Published Feb 7, 2017, 5:09 pm IST
Updated Feb 7, 2017, 5:10 pm IST
Several cars were set on fire and blazed through the night, with firefighters racing to limit the damage.
People march in the streets of Aulnay-sous-Bois, north of Paris, France, holding a sign reading
 People march in the streets of Aulnay-sous-Bois, north of Paris, France, holding a sign reading "Justice for Theo" during a protest, a day after a French police officer was charged with the rape of a youth, Monday. (Photo: AP)

Paris: French police say 26 protesters were detained during an eruption of violence against police in the Paris suburbs in which a police car was torched.

The violence in the night of Monday to Tuesday is a show of outrage in support of a young black man who authorities allege was sodomised by a police officer's baton last week during a police operation that targeted drug traffickers

 

Several cars were set on fire and blazed through the night, with firefighters racing to limit the damage.

Police Alliance spokesman Frederic Lagache said that one police officer narrowly escaped being burned as a protester set his vehicle on fire with a Molotov cocktail.

He said in an interview with Europe-1,"The objective is to kill cops and this is unacceptable."

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