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    Firefighters work near a burnt car in the Breil neighborhood of Nantes early on July 4, 2018. Groups of young people clashed with police in the western French city of Nantes on the night of July 3 after a man was shot dead by an officer during a police check

    WATCH: French Police's Accidental Killing of Young Man in Nantes Sparks Unrest

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    Massive unrest broke out in the French city of Nantes after the local police accidentally shot a young driver, who refused to undergo a police check, local media reported.

    According to the Ouest France newspaper, the incident took place at about 18:30 GMT on Tuesday, when the police stopped the man's vehicle for a check.

    The driver, 22, refused to obey the police's order and attempted to run over one of the police officers, after which his colleague fired in order to stop the vehicle.

    The driver was shot in his neck as a result of which he died.

    The news about the man's death spread quickly around the neighborhood and triggered violent riot. Additional police forces have been deployed in the area following the incident.

    ​The protesters threw Molotov cocktails at the police to which the policemen responded with tear gas.

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