Violent clashes between ethnic groups in Burgundy town

The French town of Dijon has been the scene of four days of hightening violence between groups of Chechen and North African origin, apparently sparked by an attack on a youth by drug dealers.

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Police reinforcements were sent to the usually tranquil French city of Dijon after dozens of Chechens armed with baseball bats and guns gathered there for a fourth day, reports The Times.