26 detained as cars burn in Paris suburb

The remains of a car torched by protesters in a northern Paris suburb. (Alex Turnbul, AP)
The remains of a car torched by protesters in a northern Paris suburb. (Alex Turnbul, AP)

Paris - French police say 26 protesters were detained during an eruption of violence against police in the Paris suburbs in which a police car was torched.

The violence is a show of outrage in support of a young black man who authorities allege was sodomised by a police officer's baton last week during a police operation that targeted drug traffickers.

Several cars were set on fire and blazed through the night, with firefighters racing to limit the damage.

Police Alliance spokesperson Frederic Lagache said that one police officer narrowly escaped being burned as a protester set his vehicle on fire with a Molotov cocktail.

He said in an interview with Europe-1: "The objective is to kill cops and this is unacceptable."

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