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Euro 2016: 36 arrested as hooligans clash with French police in Lille

Lille (France): French police made 36 arrest, while 16 fans were treated in hospital after violence erupted in the streets of Lille as supporters clashed with French police in tense scenes.

English supporters take evasive action as French police use pepper spray on them in Lille, France on Wednesday. Pic/AP
English supporters take evasive action as French police use pepper spray on them in Lille, France on Wednesday. Pic/AP

Flares and bangers were lit as officers charged at chanting fans, spraying tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds. Officers used pepper spray against an England fan who ran towards them, as fights appeared to break out among Three Lions supporters.

Earlier on Wednesday evening a small group of people wearing Russian Ultra T-shirts threw a flare at a large group of England fans who then surged towards them.

The Russians left the scene and the remaining British fans were tear gassed. Away from the main square a group of England fans, who were comparatively quiet, were surrounded by police as they drank outside Cafe Oz.

Elsewhere a group of England fans outside the railway station in Lille were penned in by police when one of them lit a flare and began to wave it as they chanted.

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