Death in police custody sparks Paris suburb clashes

In 2005, huge riots erupted in the suburbs of several maijor French cities after two teenagers were electrocuted to death after hiding in an substation while being chased by policeBeaumont-sur-Oise (France) (AFP) – Violence erupted in the northern suburbs of Paris for a second night in a row, with 15 cars set ablaze by residents furious over the death of a young man in police custody, officials said Thursday. The unrest began on Tuesday night after it emerged that Adama, 24, whose surname was not given, had died shortly after being arrested in the town of Beaumont-sur-Oise. Local prosecutor Yves Jannier said Adama “fainted during the ride” to the police station, and paramedics were called immediately but were unable to revive him.

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