The video shows clouds of smoke after cars were set on fire
Front National (FN) MP Marion Le Pen tweeted the clip showing the tense protest in the French capital sparked after a police officer ‘raped a man with a truncheon’.
The amateur video shows chaotic scene of clouds of smoke after cars were set on fire and a man yelling “Allahu Akbar”, Arabic for God is Greatest, three times.
The video shows cars beeping their horns as they try and leave the scene of anarchy with protesters shouting on the street.
Shocking photos depict riots in Paris after police 'sodomizes' youth Tue, February 7, 2017
Chaos in Paris as video emerges of ‘police raping black youth with truncheon’. The man was rushed to hospital and was reportedly 'traumatised' with a 'severe wound'. Clashes between young protesters and police forces sparked for the second evening and left several cars burnt and five people in custody in Aulnay-sous-Bois.
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Cars were torched
Marion Le Pen tweeted the video of the riots
Rioters yelled “Allah Akbar” in Bobigny yesterday night
Marion Le Pen
The niece of the FN leader Marine Le Pen tweeted: “Rioters yelled “Allah Akbar” in Bobigny yesterday night”.
The video was filmed in Bobigny, which is a suburb of Paris where protesters have clashed with French riot police.
Tensions have reached boiling point in Paris after alleged police brutality in connection with a 22-year-old man.
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Police officers in Paris have been trying to control the violence
A policeman has been placed under formal investigation for suspected rape.
A police statement has said: "Several vehicles, including a media truck, were set on fire and police officers had to intervene to rescue a young child trapped in a burning vehicle.”
People have also gathered outside a courthouse calling for justice for the black youth, known as Theo, who claimed a police officer raped him.
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