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Sat Jun 11, 2016, 05:02 PM

 

England And Russia Fans Riot In Marseille At Euro 2016

Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS

MARSEILLE, France (AP) -- England and Russia fans rioted Saturday at the Old Port in Marseille and outside the city's Stade Velodrome before the two countries met in a soccer match at the European Championship.

It was the third straight day of violence in the Mediterranean port city, reviving bitter memories of clashes involving England fans at the 1998 World Cup.

Police fired tear gas and water cannons at rioters around the city 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.

Amid the broken beer bottles and gray clouds of tear gas, families and tourists walked around the picturesque port, sometimes forced to skirt around lines of riot police leaning on their shields. Groups of people watched the chaos from the rear decks of two gleaming white yachts.

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Reply England And Russia Fans Riot In Marseille At Euro 2016 (Original post)
Purveyor Jun 2016 OP
Igel Jun 2016 #1
WHEN CRABS ROAR Jun 2016 #2
MousePlayingDaffodil Jun 2016 #3
tabasco Jun 2016 #4
AntiBank Jun 2016 #5
PersonNumber503602 Jun 2016 #6

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 06:42 PM

1. Yeah, what can you do.

Russians gonna rush.

Like RT said, in essence, the only way to deal with them is strict security and cages. (Can't blame the Russian fans; gotta blame those who failed to have adequate safeguards in place to deal with fast Russists.)

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 06:42 PM

2. Seems that a lot of people worldwide

care more about sports than the well being of the planet.

Give them circuses and cake.

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Response to WHEN CRABS ROAR (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 07:08 PM

3. Ah, yes, spectator sports . . .

. . . the last refuge of the lazy and unimaginative.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 07:12 PM

4. Who could have predicted that?!?! n/t

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2016, 08:32 PM

5. pics

 







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Response to AntiBank (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:36 AM

6. I will never understand how a sports game can lead to that.

It's bad enough to act like buffoon in your own country, but to go to another country as a guest and behave in such a way is unbelievable.

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