Rioters ‘shout Allahu Akbar’ during violent Paris protests

RIOTERS shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ during violent protests in Paris where a car was set on fire.

Front National (FN) MP Marion Le Pen tweeted the unverified clip showing the tense protest in the French capital sparked after a police officer ‘raped a man with a truncheon’.

The amateur video posted by Ms Le Pen on Twitter shows chaotic scene of clouds of smoke after cars were set on fire and a man yelling “Allahu Akbar”, Arabic for God is Greatest, three times.

The footage shows cars beeping their horns as they try and leave the scene of anarchy with protesters shouting on the street.

Paris suburbs: ‘It feels like the 2005 riots are starting again’

A police officer has linked the recent unrest in the Paris suburbs to the mass riots of 2005, when 6,000 were arrested after weeks of fierce rioting.
Sunday night saw around 50 violent protesters take to the streets of Argenteuil in the north western suburbs of Paris. Police arrested 11 protesters who vandalized bus shelters and torched cars.

Later in the night, far on the other side of town, protesters went on the rampage in Ulis, in the department of Essonne, to the south of Paris.

They attacked the local police station, torching three police cars, and threw Molotov cocktails, reported Le Parisien newspaper.

The night before, on Saturday, 2,000 protesters took to the streets of Bobigny in the north east, where police were forced to use tear gas to disperse crowds.