Violence Erupts During Soccer Match Between Russia, England
Fighting takes over Marseille, France, during Euro 2016
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 11, 2016 4:55 PM CDT
Clashes break out in the stands during the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match between England and Russia, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France, Saturday, June 11, 2016.   (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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(Newser) – Fights broke out all day in Marseille, France, before and soon after Russia managed to earn a 1-1 draw against England on Saturday at the European Championship, the AP reports. England and Russia fans rioted before the soccer game in a third straight day of violence. Police in the Mediterranean port city fired tear gas and water cannons at rioters. The clashes continued moments after the final whistle, when a large group of Russian fans in one of the stands behind the goal advanced on England supporters in the neighboring area, throwing objects and breaking through a line of stewards. England fans fled for the exits in panic. Police tried, largely unsuccessfully, to rein in violence that authorities said left at least five people injured. Some fans walked through the city bare-chested and with blood dripping from head wounds.

 

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