A mob of around 200 people attempted to interfere with German police in the Marxloh no-go zone of the city of Duisburg as they were trying to arrest an 18-year-old.
The incident took place on Tuesday evening when the officers attempted to enforce an arrest warrant against the young adult, but would not specify what the exact charges were.
Officers called for reinforcements, and it eventually took 36 of them to get the teen in custody.
German politicians have labelled the Marxloh area of Duisburg a no-go zone for several years due to its high level of crime and unemployment.
The most recent rioting took place in the commune of Argenteuil this week following the death of a local motorcyclist and saw police attacked and cars set on fire.