In Marseille, the police had to disperse with tear gas by British fans, who on the eve staged a mass brawl.
Two days before the start of the championship the first fans began to arrive in Marseille. Naturally, the British are much more than Russian. If in Marseille to the beginning of the match is expected to be about 35 thousand Russians, then the police say that the British will be 135 thousand. And it will be a serious challenge for the French police is to provide order to the day of the match. The British are actually famous for the fact that the matches come even those who have no tickets. That is, of course, of these 135 thousand English fans, most will be watching the match somewhere in the city in the fan zones, bars and squares.
What can you say about the manners of English fans, it is, in principle, known issue, and it is known that in his country the British normally observe the laws and behave normally, and in other countries with them there are often problems. Before the match Russia-England the French police in cooperation with the organizing Committee of Euro 2016, held a meeting, which highlighted 5 of the most difficult matches from the point of view of security. The match Russia-England is included in this five. In addition the list includes Germany-Turkey, Germany-Poland, Ukraine-Poland and England-Wales.
As for the clash night brawlers, the British occupied one of the British bars in the old port area of Marseille, sang songs, drank beer, fraternized with other fans. In principle, it was all quiet.
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