40 arrested in Paris over Euro 2016 violence

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40 arrested in Paris over Euro 2016 violence

It is thought that almost 100,000 French football fans were crammed into the fan park in Paris to watch their nation play in the final of the Euros.

The clashes happened about 100 metres from a huge fan zone and giant screen displaying the final of the European Championship between France and Portugal. They were for public disorder offences. Some of the fans started throwing glass bottles and other items at the police personnel, forcing them to use the rubber batons and tear gas.

Water cannons were used on fans during the second half of the match while images also showed some football supporters being chased by riot police. Police in riot gear faced off with crowds, as at least one police truck fired water at demonstrators.

A stampede marred the Italy-Germany Euro 2016 quarter-final.

Earlier clashes between fans at the June 11 England-Russia match in Marseille left 35 people injured in violence that French prosecutors have largely blamed on around 150 "well-prepared" Russian supporters who carried out targeted attacks on England supporters.

France has remained in a state of emergency since IS gunmen killed 130 people in the city last November, and police were warning crowds not to gather for the football final.

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