Over 20 police officers have been injured and property destroyed during rioting in two Paris suburbs on the night of 25 November. Clashes broke out in Villiers-le-Bel and Arnouville, about 20 km north of the city centre, after two teenagers died when the motorbike they were riding crashed with a police car on patrol. Angry youths reacted by damaging cars, petrol stations, police stations and shops in a spate of violence that lasted over six hours. Several people have been arested in connection with the riots, which were reminiscent of the unrest of summer 2005 when the death of two boys in an electricity sub-station in the nearby suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois sparked the worst riots in France in decades.
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