Rioting in Northern France

Buildings and cars torched by youths in Amiens.


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

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.

President Francois Hollande has vowed to restore order.