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France riots: More than 1,300 protesters arrested over teen's killing by police

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SEINE-SAINT-DENIS, PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 1: Clashes between police and protestors continue after the death of 17-year-old Nahel, who was shot in the chest by police in Nanterre on June 27, in Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris, France on June 30, 2023.

The poli PARIS (AP) - Rioting raged in cities around France for a fourth night despite a huge police deployment and 1,311 arrests, with cars and buildings set ablaze and stores looted, as family and friends prepared Saturday to bury the 17-year-old whose killing by police unleashed the unrest.France's Interior Ministry announced the new figure for arrests around the country, where 45,000 police officers fanned out in a so-far unsuccessful bid to quell violence.Despite an appeal to parents by President Emmanuel Macron to keep their children at home, street clashes between young protesters and police raged on.

About 2,500 fires were set and stores were ransacked, according to authorities.The funeral ceremony for the teen, identified only as Nahel, who was killed by police in the Paris suburb of Nanterre on Tuesday, began on Saturday.

Family and friends were viewing the open coffin before it will be taken to a mosque for a ceremony and later burial in a town cemetery.There's widespread unrest in France following the deadly police shooting of a 17-year-old.As the number of arrests continued to mount, the government suggested the violence was beginning to lessen thanks to tougher security measures.

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