Police and protesters have clashed in Marseille on a fifth night of unrest in France following the shooting of a 17-year-old boy.
Video footage from Marseille shows police throwing tear gas at protesters, forcing them to disperse.
Up to 2,300 people have been arrested since mass protests erupted across France following the police shooting of a 17-year-old boy of Algerian and Moroccan heritage.
People have taken to the streets over consecutive nights to protest - setting cars on fire, throwing stones and fireworks, and ransacking shops.
Paris resident Hamza said these actions are the result of years of police discrimination.
“There's lots of looting here in France, because what do [the police] do?” he said. “They shoot at us, and we loot for revenge.”
The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised those travelling to and in France to ''exercise caution, remain aware of your surroundings, and vacate any area where disturbances are taking place''.
There was increased security at the Champs Elysees after a call on social media for people to gather on the famous street.
Sky News Europe Correspondent Adam Parsons said this calmed protests briefly – but more riots are expected in the coming days.
“I don't think there will be any complacency tonight,” he said. “Streets here will be full of police... the tensions here remain very high.”
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The Paris suburb of Nanterre, where the boy known as Nahel M. was shot, has become a ‘no-go zone’.
“Police go in effectively to support firefighters and then back out again,” Mr Parsons said. “That is where you get big gangs of youths who are protecting their cities, stopping people going in.”
French-Algerian journalist Nabila Ramdani says the teenager’s death reignited a debate about institutional racism in French policing.
“There are huge tensions in France between the police and ethnic minorities, and there are regular complaints about discrimination and indeed violence,” she said.
“It takes an extreme case like Nahel’s shooting to trigger massive demonstrations, which sadly degenerated into rioting.”
Nahel M. was buried yesterday in a private funeral Nanterre, though large crowds gathered at the local ceremony.