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Cars burned in French city over fatal police shooting

July 6, 2018
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People walk past a charred car during a march after police shot of a driver apparently trying to avoid an identity check earlier this week, Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Nantes, western France. Nantes saw a second night of violence and protesters clashed with riot police overnight into Thursday, burning stores and cars. Eleven people were detained in connection with the violence. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

PARIS (AP) — France’s western city of Nantes has seen a third night of tensions, with dozens of cars being torched to protest a fatal police shooting of a driver who was apparently trying to avoid an identity check.

No clashes, however, between police and protesters were reported overnight, unlike previous nights.

French media said around 50 cars were burned and the facade of a local school was blackened, although it escaped serious damage.

On Thursday evening, hundreds of people marched silently to protest the death of the 22-year-old driver. His shooting sparked two nights of violence, with protesters clashing with riot police, burning cars and stores.

Authorities say the driver, who died from a single bullet wound, had been sought by police under a year-old arrest warrant for an alleged robbery.

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