In France's eastern city of Dijon, the tension was sparked by an attack on a 16-year-old member of the Chechen community on June 10.
The Var and the neighbouring Alpes-Maritimes region are on red alert for floods which disrupted train services and cut the A8 motorway for four hours Sunday evening. At least two people have been killed by floods in the French Riviera.
France broke a new heat record with temperatures hitting 45.9 degrees Celsius over the weekend. Young Extinction Rebellion climate activists protesting in Paris under harsh weather conditions were sprayed by police forces with tear gas.
At least 50 people were killed after a shooter opened fire inside two mosques in Christchurch. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said it was "one of New Zealand's darkest days."
The attack on the Christmas market in France's eastern city of Strasbourg has increased security concerns with the French Interior Ministry cancelling public protests.
Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the shooter had evaded a police dragnet and was on the run, raising concerns of a follow-up attack.
Shouts of "Macron, resign" mingled with the tear gas near the famous Champs-Elysees avenue, the scene of the worst rioting in Paris for decades last weekend.
French President Emmanuel Macron held an emergency meeting with the prime minister and interior minister to discuss the riots and how to begin a dialogue with the protest movement, which has no real structure or leadership.
French officials vowed to inspect all Marseille buildings "unsuitable" for habitation as a fifth body was recovered under rubble of the dilapidated buildings.
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