: AP: Russia and England fans clash repeatedly at European Championships (video)

10:21 Jun. 12, 2016

AP: Russia and England fans clash repeatedly at European Championships (video)

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, June 11, 2016 (AP Photo)

Fans fought with one another and the police in Marseille on Saturday

Fights broke out Saturday, June 11, before and soon after Russia earned a 1-1 draw against England with a stoppage-time goal in a Group B match at the European Championships in Marseille, France.

Fans of the two teams rioted before the game in Marseille's Old Port district and briefly outside the nearby Stade Vélodrome in a third straight day of violence in the city. The police fired tear gas and water cannons at the fighting fans.

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The clashes started again moments after the final whistle when a large group of Russia fans in a stand behind one of the goals advanced on England supporters in a neighboring area, throwing objects and breaking through a line of stewards. England fans ran for the exits in panic.

UEFA, the governing body overseeing European soccer, will open disciplinary proceedings over the violence in Marseille, with Russia facing a stronger punishment after the events inside the stadium. Full story 


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