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Hundreds of Youth Riot for 2nd Night in Parisian Suburb


Hundreds of youths clashed with police Friday night in the second night of rioting on the streets of Clichy-Sous-Bois, a suburb north of Paris.

Rioters torched cars and pelted police with rocks. A police spokesman said someone fired a shot at a police vehicle, but no one inside was injured.

Nineteen people were arrested. Police say 15 police officers and one journalist were injured in the melee, but there were had no casualty estimates for the protesters.

The rioting was sparked by the deaths of two teenagers on Thursday. They were electrocuted when they climbed into an electricity substation while fleeing police investigating a break-in. A third youth was seriously injured.

Scores of local residents, including the mayor of Clichy-Sous-Bois, held a silent peace march Saturday morning to honor the teens who died.

Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.