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Protesters burn cars in Amiens, France

Pascal Rossignol / Reuters

French firemen inspect damage inside a leisure centre after overnight clashes where gangs of youths set cars and buildings ablaze in Amiens on Aug 14. About 100 youths burned cars, a leisure centre and a nursery school according to an official from the prefect's office.

Pascal Rossignol / Reuters

French police stand guard near cars destroyed in overnight clashes where gangs of youths set cars and buildings ablaze in Amiens August. About 100 youths burned cars, a leisure centre and a nursery school according to an official from the prefect's office.

 From Reuters: PIERREFEU-DU-VAR, France  - French President Francois Hollande said his Socialist government would do all that was needed to ensure law and order prevailed after rioting overnight in the northern city of Amiens.

"Interior Minister Manuel Valls will go to Amiens immediately ... to say there once again that the state will mobilize all its resources to combat this violence. Read more on this story here.