Daily Mail: Police pepper-spray protesters as suburban rioting spills into the French capital yards from the Gare du Nord following police 'baton rape' of 22-year-old youth worker
* Tension has gripped some Paris suburbs since February 2, when a man was allegedly beaten up and raped
* Hundreds of rioters tonight took to the streets at the Barbès - Rochechouart station, close to Gare du Nord
* Windows were smashed, rubbish bins were set on fire and police cars were targeted during the disturbance
Police pepper-sprayed protesters in Paris tonight as suburban rioting spilled into the French capital.
Tension has gripped the Parisian suburbs since February 2, when a man called Theo was allegedly beaten up and raped.
Hundreds of rioters tonight took to the streets around the Barbès - Rochechouart station, close to Gare du Nord.
The areas is also close to the Sacre Coeur basilica in the Montmartre area, a tourist hotspot.
Windows were smashed, rubbish bins were set on fire and police cars targeted during the disturbance.
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Anti-police protests spread to streets of central Paris -- CNN
Anti-police riots spill over from Paris suburbs into city centre -- Euronews
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