Dozens of youths shattered windows at a popular store on the Champs Elysees avenue while hundreds of thousands of fans celebrated France's World.Cup victory, according to an AFP journalist at the scene.
About 30 people, many wearing ski masks, broke into the Publicis Drugstore and later left with bottles of wine and champagne, some smiling and filming themselves with cellphones yesterday.
"That's not how you celebrate," a tearful bystander wearing a French team jersey said.
As the hundreds of thousands of revellers gradually left the famous avenue, police used water cannon to disperse remaining troublemakers at around 11:30 pm.
Elsewhere in France, authorities said clashes erupted in the southern city of Lyon between police and about 100 youths who had climbed on top of a police vehicle at an open-air showing of the match in the city centre.
Police fired tear gas to disperse the youths who responded by throwing objects and setting rubbish bins on fire, with the unrest causing some stampeding.
In Frouard, a town outside the eastern city of Nancy, a three-year-old boy and two six-year-old girls were seriously injured after being struck by a motorcycle during the celebrations.
Authorities said the motorcyclist had fled the scene.
And a man in his thirties died after crashing his car into a tree while celebrating shortly after the game in the small town of Saint-Felix in northern France.
Some 4,000 police and security forces have been deployed across Paris during the World.Cup festivities, and a vast security perimeter prohibiting vehicle access has been set up around the Champs Elysees avenue.
France remains on high alert following a string of terror attacks since 2015, which prompted the government to grant the police extended powers under tough new anti-terror laws enacted last year.
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