Rioting youths in Paris and other French cities torched more than 12-hundred cars overnight and set schools and other buildings ablaze during a 10th straight night of violence. Police made about 200 arrests.
Most of the rioting is taking place in poor immigrant neighborhoods on the outskirts of Paris where youth unemployment is high. But police say the violence has spread inside the capital and to other cities across the country, including Toulouse, Nice and Rennes.
Authorities said on Sunday the rioters are becoming more coordinated and are changing tactics from clashing with police to spontaneous hit-and-run arson attacks.
Twenty-three hundred extra police are guarding Paris streets.
The violence started on October 27th after two teenage boys of North African origin were accidentally electrocuted as they reportedly hid from police. An investigation into the incident is pending.