Seven police hurt in riots by youths near Paris

2nd October 2006, Comments 0 comments

VERSAILLES, France, Oct 2, 2006 (AFP) - Seven French police officers were hurt during clashes with scores of youths that broke out after a car chase in Les Mureaux, in the western Paris outskirts, justice officials said Monday.

VERSAILLES, France, Oct 2, 2006 (AFP) -  Seven French police officers were hurt during clashes with scores of youths that broke out after a car chase in Les Mureaux, in the western Paris outskirts, justice officials said Monday.

The incident late Sunday followed the arrest of man who drove his car into a police vehicle after being chased for a traffic offence. As the man was being taken to the police station in another vehicle, it was set upon by a crowd.

"There were around 250 people — very angry and very hostile," police officials said. The prosecutor's office said the number was around 130.

Some of the police were hurt when a stone hurled into their car detonated a tear-gas grenade. One of the police cars was gutted by fire. There were no arrests.

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Subject: French news

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