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France braces for further riots after killing of teen by police

Street clashes between young protesters and police rage on despite appeal by president Emmanuel Macron

A protester holds a burning flare during a march for the teenager shot by a police officer in Paris. Picture: Getty

Rioting raged in cities around France for a fourth night despite massive police deployment – with cars and buildings set ablaze and stores looted as family and friends prepared to bury the 17-year-old whose killing by an officer sparked the unrest.

France’s Interior Ministry announced the new figure for arrests around the country, where 45,000 police officers fanned out in a so-far unsuccessful bid to quell violence.

Despite an appeal to parents by President Emmanuel ...