English and Russian football fans clash in Marseille

    English and Russian football fans clash in Marseille

    June 12, Paris: At least 20 British people have been taken to hospital in France, the UK's ambassador has said following a series of clashes between football fans in Marseille.

    The violence has broken out between English and Russian football fans as well as police for three days in the France port city of Marseille.

    AP news agency reported late on Saturday that Russian fans attacked their English rivals inside the stadium, straight after their countries' opening match ended in a dramatic 1-1 draw.

    After the final whistle of the match at the Stade Velodrome, Russian supporters were seen storming a section of the ground housing England fans, causing them to flee.

    Video footage and still images posted on social media also showed people running towards one side of the stadium in order to escape, reports said.
    During the match, flares were also fired from a section seating Russian fans.

    According to witnesses, trouble began in the stadium after flares were let off by Russian fans near the end of the game. Some fans had then climbed across barriers designed to keep rival fans apart.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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