16 police officers injured, no arrests, 3 public buildings partially destroyed
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Amiens, in the north of France, became the scene of a violent confrontation Monday night, 13 August, between about 100 youths and 110-120 police officers. By the end of the night in Amiens-Nord, one of 15 hot spots targeted by the French government for extra surveillance, 16 police officers had been injured and three public buildings were partially destroyed.
Police reinforcements were sent in following problems Sunday night, and the fighting erupted during a police check of cars. The injuries were the result of molotov cocktails and volleys of buckshot. The police responded with rubber bullets and tear gas, reports Le Monde.