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Disruption on streets of France as lockdown tensions rise

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Motorbike rider who clashed with police Saturday calls for calm as vandalism erupts in suburbs

Unrest sparked by an incident in which a motorcyclist hit a police car in a Paris banlieue has been reported across France, highlighting growing tensions caused by the strict lockdown.

In a fourth night of violence and vandalism, on Tuesday evening a primary school was partially destroyed by fire in a north-west suburb of Paris and police in another district said fireworks had been aimed at them.

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