Riot police clashed with protesters for a fourth night in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil over the death of 18-year-old Sabri Choubi in a motorbike accident last week.
Residents have blamed the police for Choubi’s death, which is the second incident involving the police and a motorbike within a month.
Riot police officers ran amongst fireworks let off by protesters, searched housing estates, and conducted stop-and-search operations on residents in the early hours of Thursday.
Relatives of Choubi rejected the possibility that the young man would have lost control while driving his motorbike in a poorly-lit, narrow street and stated his death was caused by a collision with a police car.
However, according to local reports, the prosecutor’s department said that the initial findings did not show Choubi’s motorcycle had been in a collision with a police car.
The family have launched a complaint through lawyers, hoping the circumstances of Choubi’s death will be further investigated.