Footage filmed in Paris suburb Nanterre on Wednesday, shows vehicles burnt and damaged, following tensions between residents and police officers the day before.
Debris and glass can be seen scattered on the ground after locals reportedly fired fireworks against the police officers deployed in the area, with ashes also seen covering the ground. The tensions were reportedly sparked by the collision of a motorcyclist with an unmarked police car over the weekend.
According to reports, last Saturday a 30 year-old-motorcyclist fractured his leg after colliding with a police car door.
The police released a statement saying they opened the door to check on the man, who was allegedly driving at high speed and without a helmet and apparently ran over one of them before hitting their vehicle.
According to videos posted on Twitter, residents said that the car door was purposely opened to stop the biker. The biker was successfully operated on Sunday and declared his intent to press charges against the police on Monday, according to reports citing his family and lawyers.