200 cars burned in France in postelection unrest

Attackers torched nearly 200 cars overnight across France, police said Thursday, the fourth night of unrest after the presidential election victory of conservative Nicolas Sarkozy. The latest figure compares to nearly 292 cars set ablaze overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, suggesting violence is simmering down, the Interior Ministry said. A total of 198 cars were set alight from Wednesday to Thursday, while 29 people were detained, the national police said. No officers were injured.