Police in France arrested more than 100 people after gangs of masked youths stormed through Paris suburbs, following a message on social media calling for a 'purge' against police, according to Reuters.

Authorities said the riots were stoked by messages circulated on social media, apparently inspired by the Hollywood horror film franchise "The Purge"—which depicts a violent dystopia in which all crimes are made legal for a day.

A man who wrote a message on the social media site Snapchat calling for the "purge" against police forces was arrested earlier this week.