Police & “youths” clash in Paris suburbs after death of 24 yr old

Violence scenes gripped a north Paris suburb overnight as local residents in the Val d’Oise area fought running battles with the police after news broke out that a young man had died at a police station in Beaumont.

A 24-year-old man named Adama had been arrested by police in regards to an extortion case. He later died on Tuesday afternoon, while being held in police custody, according to Le Parisien. Prosecutor Yves Jannier said the man had suffered a heart attack while in custody. However, friends of Adama claim he was beaten by police.

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