At least a thousand people have marched through a riot-torn Paris suburb calling for an end to nine straight nights of violence in largely North African-inhabited areas of the country.
Saturday's march through Aulnay-Sous-Bois came as French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin met with top ministers to consider measures for dealing with the crisis.
Police report more than 200 arrests as rampaging youths, complaining about discrimination, torched buildings and about 900 vehicles Friday night. The violence spread to such cities as Marseilles, Rouen, Rennes and Toulouse.
A top French police official, Marc Gautron says the rioters have changed tactics, setting fires then fleeing to avoid confrontations with police.
The violence started more than a week ago, when two North African teenagers, believing police were chasing them, hid in a power station and were electrocuted. Police say they were not chasing the boys.