Paris transport disrupted after 12 buses destroyed in protests

Public transport in Paris was disrupted on Friday after protesters angered by the killing of a teenager by police destroyed a dozen buses in a depot in the north of the French capital overnight.

There was "very significant damage" but no-one was hurt as the buses were torched after Molotov cocktails were hurled overnight into the depot in Aubervilliers north of the centre of Paris, the RATP transport authority said.

"We need to condemn this violence very strongly. Nothing can justify it," Transport Minister Clement Beaune told reporters as he visited the scene, adding that he felt "indignation and disgust, when you see that public services are attacked it can only pile injustice atop injustice".