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France: Riot police and England fans clash ahead of Russia match01:08

France: Riot police and England fans clash ahead of Russia match

France, Marseille
June 11, 2016 at 17:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

England football fans clashed with the French Police on Saturday in Marseille ahead of the England - Russia match. For the second time in days, the police were forced to use tear gas to disperse the crowds.

The clashes became violent when fans started throwing bottles at the police, and it ended with street-fights between English and Russian fans. Several people have been detained, and there have been major injuries amongst the participants of the clashes.

Fans held chairs above their heads to protect them from flying bottles and used sticks to fight. French police reinforcement eventually arrived and took control of the situation in the Old Port, Marseille.

Previously, hundreds of English fans have occupied most of the bars on the Quai de Rive Neuve to warm up with alcoholic drinks ahead of the EURO 2016 Group B opening match, which is scheduled to take place on Stade Velodrome in Marseille at 21:00 CET.

France: Riot police and England fans clash ahead of Russia match01:08
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England football fans clashed with the French Police on Saturday in Marseille ahead of the England - Russia match. For the second time in days, the police were forced to use tear gas to disperse the crowds.

The clashes became violent when fans started throwing bottles at the police, and it ended with street-fights between English and Russian fans. Several people have been detained, and there have been major injuries amongst the participants of the clashes.

Fans held chairs above their heads to protect them from flying bottles and used sticks to fight. French police reinforcement eventually arrived and took control of the situation in the Old Port, Marseille.

Previously, hundreds of English fans have occupied most of the bars on the Quai de Rive Neuve to warm up with alcoholic drinks ahead of the EURO 2016 Group B opening match, which is scheduled to take place on Stade Velodrome in Marseille at 21:00 CET.

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