20 cars torched in Paris suburb after tensions over veil ban

Published July 21, 2013

| Associated Press

Some 20 cars have been torched and four people detained in a second night of violence in suburbs west of Paris.

France's interior minister said Sunday that the incidents overnight targeted the town of Elancourt.

Police union official said on BFM television that about 50 assailants were involved, some firing weapons and a gasoline bomb at police.

The night before, about 250 people clashed with police in the nearby town of Trappes in apparent protest over the enforcement of France's ban on Islamic face veils.

Interior Minister Manuel Valls said police presence will be reinforced in the area until calm returns.

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