Police battle uptick of unrest in locked-down Paris

PARIS (AP) — Paris police are facing a modest uptick of unrest in the oft-troubled suburbs of the now locked-down French capital. A scattering of vehicle and trash-can blazes and firework explosions on successive nights on the outskirts of Paris this week have so far been far milder than previous outbreaks of violence. But the renewed tensions are also a reminder of policing difficulties that have long simmered in troubled neighborhoods of the city, before the lockdown forced most people indoors. Paris police said officers arrested nine people in two suburbs after renewed unrest overnight Tuesday. They were suspected of either possessing fireworks or gathering together to commit violence.