France's capital has seen another night of angry protests. The violence follows allegations that police beat and sexually abused a young black man in one of Paris's deprived suburbs. Four officers involved in the incident have been suspended.
Protesters came out in support of a victim of alleged police brutality, which included being raped with a baton. Some protesters turned violent, which led to several arrests.
The violent arrest of a young black man has triggered several nights of riots in France. The unrest shows youths in the country's suburbs feel unfairly treated - more so than in the recent past.
The alleged rape of a black man by police has sparked outrage and violence in France, drawing attention to the gritty banlieues. In one Paris suburb, however, youngsters have helped clean up the mess the mayhem caused.
The French Senate has passed a law that increases the circumstances in which police may legally open fire. Police are now allowed to open fire on fleeing suspects, detainees and vehicles if they pose a deadly threat.
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