Clashes in Dijon injure 10, prompt French govt to intervene
PARIS (AP) — The French government has sent police reinforcements and a top official to the Dijon region after four nights of clashes between rival groups. The unrest reportedly began last week after a teenager from France’s Chechen community was attacked by local drug dealers. After tensions continued through the weekend, the interior minister ordered police reinforcements to the area and announced Monday that the government would take over management of the situation. An investigation is under way. At least 10 people have been injured. The unrest comes amid tensions between French police and the government over the use of chokeholds and other arrest methods.