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French youths clash with police in two cities

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Youths clashed with riot police in two French cities on the fringes of demonstrations honouring a protester who was killed during a similar stand-off last week.

Police fired tear gas in western Nantes to disperse masked protesters - some of whom lit fires and hurled gas canisters back at police lines.

Unrest also flared up in south-western Toulouse, where authorities said a small group of rioters amongst a larger group of peaceful demonstrators smashed bank windows and damaged public property.

A long-running stand-off has involved foes of an airport project in Nantes and, more recently, green groups have protested against the Sivens dam project in south-western France.

Yesterday's rallies were called to honour Remi Fraisse, a 21-year-old protester who died last week in clashes between police and demonstrators near the south-western town of Lisle-sur-Tarn, not far from where the dam is to go up.

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