Buildings and cars were torched overnight as youths and police clashed in the northern French city of Amiens.
Sixteen police officers were injured in the clashes with up to 100 youths, some of whom threw fireworks, large-sized shot and projectiles, say police.
Reports suggest the unrest may have been triggered after police arrested a man for dangerous driving.
Interior Minister Manuel Valls was jostled when he visited the area.
President Francois Hollande has vowed to beef up security resources to combat the violence, saying public security was “not just a priority but an obligation”.
The mayor said the clashes left behind a “scene of desolation”.
“There have been regular incidents here but it has been years since we’ve known a night as violent as this with so much damage done,” Mr Demailly told Agence France-Presse.
Mr Valls said the violence was “unacceptable”, while Mr Hollande said there was “delinquency and criminality that must be foreseen, deterred and punished”.
Kjelde: The BBC.
The Bible is crystal clear about the merciless violence that will erupt on the Earth, as we approach the end.
We have seen this before. The Bible explains that God regretted created man. The World was full of violence. When the flood came, only the family of Noah was rescued and saved by Jesus.
But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
“Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.
By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
The Messiah has warned us that it will be like in the days of Noah, just before His return. The present violence in France, expose that not even Northern Europe will escape.
Written by Ivar