Muslim protesters threw stones and set fires at a police station in the Paris suburbs after police fined a woman for wearing a veil in public.
Several hundred people gathered late on July 19 outside the police station in Trappes, 30 kilometers from Paris, to protest the arrest of a man whose wife received a ticket for wearing the veil.
The protest turned violent with demonstrators vandalizing a bus garage and setting fire to trash cans.
At least two policemen and a teenage boy were injured in clashes between protesters and police officers. Six people were detained.
Police fined the Muslim woman on July 18 when she was seen wearing a veil in public, something banned by a 2011 law.
The woman's husband attacked the policeman issuing the fine and was taken into custody for assaulting an officer.
Based on reporting by AP and dpa