During the night between Friday to Saturday, 7 cars were set ablaze in the suburbs of Orvault, Rezé, Breil and Bellevue. Police forces were also targeted as rioters threw Molotov Cocktails at them in the Breil and Bellevue areas.
An apartment building was also set on fire in Breil. Images of the worsening situation were reported by French media yesterday.
The riots started after a young drug criminal was shot dead by the police. He tried to escape after being pulled over by a police patrol in the area.