French City Erupts in Riots

    A picture taken on August 14, 20102 shows a burnt car in Amiens, northern France.  A riot in a deprived area of Amiens has left 16 police officers injured, a primary school severely damaged by fire and a sports centre completely destroyed. Clashes involving around 100 local youths and up to 150 police erupted in the northern French city late on Monday.           AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/GettyImages)

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    French youth in the northern city of Amiens erupted in riots Monday night, with more than 100 people clashing with police. At least 16 police officers were injured in the clashes, where some rioters threw fireworks and large objects. French President François Hollande dispatched a top minister to Amiens, and Hollande pledged to restore order to the town—and said the upcoming budget would include additional resources for police. The district of Amiens is known for its poverty, and officials suggested Monday’s riots began after police arrested a man for dangerous driving.

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