There was no social distancing, but there wasplenty of violenceon display as Muslim riots continued for a second night.
Rioting broke out in housing estates around Paris as tensions escalated over the coronavirus lockdown.
Footage posted on social media showed protesters hurling projectiles including fireworks, and police responding with tear gas and baton charges. Other videos showed several police cars and bins being set alight.
It followed prosecutors opening an enquiry after a 30-year-old motorcyclist, reportedly from an Arab Muslim background, was critically injured after a collision with an unmarked police car in the suburb.
Residents claimed it was an example of police heavy-handedness against ethnic minority communities during the lockdown.
So much forSafer at Home.
Despite a large police force, “forty individuals” braved theconfinementto fight it out, for about two hours, with thepolice.The police responded to projectile shots with LBD and tear gas.Calm returned around…
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