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Riot Erupts in Grenoble, France


French officials say rioters burned cars and shot at police while protesting the police shooting of a man accused of robbing a casino.

The riot erupted late Friday night in the southeastern city of Grenoble.

Officials said the rioters also torched shops and attacked a streetcar (tramway) line. Police said some rioters also shot at officers and that they returned fire.

The French newspaper Le Monde says the youths started their rampage after hearing a Muslim imam give a ceremony for an alleged robber, who died Thursday night after being chased by police and exchanging gunfire.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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