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Euro 2016: Rowdy England fans cause havoc in Marseille

June 11, 2016 21:21 IST

IMAGE: England supporters throw projectiles amongst tear gas at the port of Marseille ahead of the game between England and Russia. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/ Reuters.

English soccer fans hurling empty beer bottles and chairs clashed with French riot police in Marseille on Saturday, ahead of England's opening match of the Euro 2016 championships against Russia.

IMAGE: England supporters gather at the port of Marseille before the game. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/ Reuters.

Television images showed one English supporter lying hurt on the ground as dozens of police blocked access to some streets in the city's Vieux Port (Old City) area.

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