England and Russia ventilateur rioted Saturday at auto Old harbeurs in Marseille et outside thé city’s stade Velodrome.

MARSEILLE, france (AP) — England et Russia fans rioted Saturday at thé Old port in Marseille et outside the city"s stadion Velodrome avant the deux countries endroit in a soccer match at auto European Championship.

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ce was thé third right day de violence in thé Mediterranean harbeurs city, reviving bitterness memories of clashes including England ventilateurs at the 1998 human being Cup.

officier de police fired tear gas and water cannons at rioters around the city to rein in purp that authorities claimed left at least five toutes les personnes injured. Some ventilateur walked through the city bare-chested et with du sang dripping from head wounds.

Amid the broken beer bottles et gray clouds ns tear gas, families et tourists go around thé picturesque port, periodically forced venir skirt around lines de riot policier leaning nous their shields. Groups ns people watched the chaos from auto rear decks du two gleaming blanche yachts.


an injured homme is arrested adhering to fights between England, Russian et French teams in Marseille, on june 11, 2016, conditions météorologiques the sideline ns the Euro 2016 European football championships. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

français Interior Minister young name Cazeneuve claimed one anglais citizen was "seriously injured" in thé clashes.

"Once again, as over thé last 30 years, année international merveille competition has been auto scene du clashes between sauvagement people claiming to be supporters du their intérieur team," Cazeneuve claimed in a statement.

UEFA, the governing body of european soccer, likewise condemned thé fans, saying "people engaging in such radicalement acts ont no carré in football."

tv footage showed ventilateurs throwing chairs yanked from restaurants terraces and scuffling nous a staircase, wherein one masculin was checked out kicking autre one down thé stairs. Shortly before the jeu kicked off, a grouper of Russia ventilateurs ran toward England supporters et started fighting outside the stadium. Riot police fired a water cannon at them and quickly broke up thé scuffles.

over there was non fighting among ventilateur inside auto stadium, where England fans vastly outnumbered Russians.

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Each côté blamed thé other à la provoking thé violence and England supporters complained that the français riot police did not à faire enough à halt auto fighting.


A member of français riot policier fires a round de tear gas throughout fights in between England, Russian and French teams in Marseille, on juin 11, 2016, nous the sideline of the Euro 2016 European merveille championships. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

alexandre Shprygin, head du the All-Russian Fans" Union, a corps with backing from auto Russian government and soccer authorities, told thé Associated Press de telephone that the officier de police had broken up fights between English and Russian supporters.

"The factor (for thé fighting) was that auto English room drinking a lot and are behaving badly," Shprygin said.

fans of Russian clubs Lokomotiv Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg to be "active" in thé fighting, Shprygin said, but would not comment on even if it is a group of Russian ventilateurs had struck English supporters.


french police officers revendiqué soccer supporters throughout clashes in downtown Marseille, France, Saturday, june 11, 2016. Revolt police ont thrown tear gas canisters at soccer fans Saturday in Marseille"s Old harbeurs in a third straight day ns violence in auto city. (Darko Bandic/AP)

ce was the second straight europe Championship at which Russia ventilateur have been involved in rioting et comes two years avant the country is due to host auto World Cup.

Regional policier chief gradué Nunez told français media that five toutes les personnes had been wounded et six toutes les personnes arrested during thé fighting.

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two television stations reported that one de those wounded had suffered a heart attack during one of the melees, although castle gave no further details.

thé clashes brought earlier memories ns bloody fighting in between England hooligans, Tunisia fans and locals du North African origin during thé World Cup in 1998. Then, hundreds de England ventilateurs were affiliated in sauvagement beach-front clashes with locals in Marseille over deux days approximately England"s allumettes against Tunisia, prompting a title in a local paper: "Go loger hooligans!"