The interior ministry has now said that 1,311 people were arrested across France last night, French media have reported.
Nahel’s funeral is due to take place in his hometown of Nanterre this afternoon.
French media reports people are already flocking to the funeral home to pay their respects to Nahel and his family.
The funeral will be entirely private, and lawyers for Nahel’s mother have asked the media to stay away from the cemetery.
As our correspondents have been reporting, the situation in Nanterre has been tense ever since Nahel was shot and killed.
Although no public gatherings are planned to coincide with the funeral, spontaneous ones might occur.
Lyon was one of the worst-affected areas in last night’s protest.
French media reports that 35 officers were injured in and around the city, with two having to be hospitalised.
Eight public buildings – including a police station – were attacked and suffered severe damage.
More than 70 people were arrested. Police reportedly employed a helicopter, a drone and an armoured vehicle – and a city official told French broadcaster BFMTV that he fears Saturday will be another “extremely difficult night” unless the state sends in more police.
Roubaix – a suburb of Lille, and one of the poorest municipalities in the whole country.
Like many other cities across France, this place has seen fires, looting and damage to public property.
I’m looking at what remains of a big office building. About 500 people worked here: it was an important part of the community.
Protesters broke in and set it on fire. One part of the building is completely charred, and has collapsed onto the street. Broken glass and debris is everywhere. We can still see and smell the smoke coming out.
All the people who work here have lost their offices and their belongings.
Just across the road is a pharmacy, which is also a health centre – and one of very few places in the neighbourhood where people can get treatment when they’re ill.
It’s been looted, and partially destroyed.
Many residents of Roubaix told us: “what’s the point of damaging pharmacies, offices, theatres? This is not the right way to demand justice for Nahel.”