Cars set alight and petrol bombs thrown after man killed by officer during police check

Groups of young people clashed with police in the western French city of Nantes in the early hours of Wednesday after a 22-year-old man was shot dead by an officer during a police check.

Cars were burned, petrol bombs thrown, a shopping centre was set alight and a library and several buildings damaged in the Breil neighbourhood of the city as local youths confronted police after the shooting.

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