French Youth Riot in Northern French City

More than a hundred youth clashed with police overnight. May have started over a drunk driving arrest


Buildings and cars were torched overnight as youths and police clashed in the northern French city of Amiens.

Sixteen police officers were injured in the clashes with up to 100 youths, some of whom threw fireworks, large-sized shot and projectiles, say police.

Reports suggest the unrest may have been triggered after police arrested a man for dangerous driving.

Interior Minister Manuel Valls was jostled when he visited the area.