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Emmanuel Macron caught on video dancing at Elton John concert as fiery riots ravaged France
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Emmanuel Macron caught on video dancing at Elton John concert as fiery riots ravaged France

French President Emmanuel Macron was caught on video tapping his toes at the Elton John concert on Wednesday while at the same time, the city was being ravaged by fiery riots.

Video was posted to social media of Macron dancing to the hit song "Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting" during Elton John's concert at the Accor Arena in Paris, France.

Macron also took a photo with Elton John, his husband David Furnish, and first lady of France Brigitte Macron. Furnish posted the photo with the first couple on his Instagram, but it has since been reportedly deleted.

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While Macron was dancing at Elton John's "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" concert, there were explosive riots in Paris and other French cities. On Thursday night, riots erupted across France as a violent reaction to the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old motorist of Algerian and Moroccan heritage during a traffic stop.

Since Tuesday, rioters have launched fireworks, attacked police officers, looted stores, cars set ablaze, and set fire to government buildings.

Violent riots continued to ravage France on Saturday.

The French Interior Ministry said more than 1,300 people were arrested on the fourth night of riots, compared to 875 arrests the previous night. France's justice minister, Eric Dupont-Moretti, said 30% of the 1,311 people arrested overnight were under the age of 18.

There were also 2,560 fires reported on public roads, 1,350 cars burned, and over 700 businesses damaged.

France activated 45,000 police across the country on Saturday night.

The riots were so severe that Macron was forced to cancel his state visit to Germany scheduled for Sunday.

On Saturday, the funeral for the slain motorist was held in the Paris suburb of Nanterre. Family and friends gathered at a mosque in Nanterre for the funeral of Nahel Merzouk.

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