Paris Cash Handout Stunt Scrapped, Inciting Riot

A large, unruly crowd has forced an Internet site to cancel a promotional stunt to hand out tens of thousands of dollars in cash in Paris.

About 5,000 people gathered Saturday to await the handout near the Eiffel Tower, blocking traffic and leading to security fears. Police say officers and marketing site Mailorama.fr decided jointly to call off the stunt.

Some in the crowd were apparently angry about the cancellation, overturning a car and throwing projectiles at police. The Paris police headquarters says 10 people were taken into custody.