Some 150 Russians behind Euro 2016 violence

    Some 150 Russians behind Euro 2016 violence

    June 13, Paris: Some 150 Russians were behind much of the violence in Marseille ahead of the Euro 2016 match between England and Russia, According to French prosecutors.

    Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said that ten people, including six Britons, three French and an Austrian, face an immediate trial. But just two Russians had been arrested, both for a pitch invasion, he said.

    About 35 people have been injured, including four whose conditions were said to be serious, after the violence. Most of the injured in the fighting were English. Two Russian nationals were being expelled from the country, Robin said.

    Police deployed tear gas to disperse football fans on a number of occasions during three days of clashes in Marseille.

    On Saturday England Russia drew 1-1.

    Robin told a news conference: "These people [the Russians] were well prepared for ultra-rapid, ultra-violent action.

    Twenty people have been arrested in connection with the violence.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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