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Euro 2016: England fans clash with police in Marseille

England fans heard chanting 'Isis, where are you?'

Published 10/06/2016

French police fire tear gas as they clash with English football fans at The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PA
French police fire tear gas as they clash with English football fans at The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PA
French police fire tear gas as they clash with English football fans at The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PA
People react as tear gas in thrown by French police during a gathering by England supporters in Marseille, southeastern France, on June 10, 2016, on the eve of England's Euro 2016 football match against Russia. AFP/Getty Images
People react as tear gas in thrown by French police during a gathering by England supporters in Marseille, southeastern France, on June 10, 2016, on the eve of England's Euro 2016 football match against Russia. AFP/Getty Images
An England fan (2nd R) is detained by police personnel in the port area of the city of Marseille in southern France, on June 10, 2016, ahead of the start of the Euro 2016 football tournament. / AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
French riot police walk in a line near football supporters gathered in Marseille, southeastern France, on June 10, 2016, prior to the start of the Euro 2016 football tournament. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
England supporters gather in Marseille, southeastern France, on June 10, 2016, on the eve of England's Euro 2016 football tournament against Russia. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULATANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 10: Football fans clash in Marseille ahead of the opening game of the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament later today, on June 10, 2016 in Marseille, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
An England fan (L) walks through tear gas after police fired tear gas to disperse a crowd in the port area of the city of Marseille in southern France, on June 10, 2016, ahead of the start of the Euro 2016 football tournament. / AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
An England fans walks through tear gas after police fired tear gas to disperse a crowd in the port area of the city of Marseille in southern France, on June 10, 2016, ahead of the start of the Euro 2016 football tournament. / AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

England football fans have again clashed with police in the French port town of Marseille.

Supporters who had been drinking for most of the day at the Queen Victoria pub in the Old Port district threw bottles at French riot police, who used tear gas to disperse them.

English football fans near to the The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016, as French police have clashed with English football fans. PA
English football fans near to the The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016, as French police have clashed with English football fans. PA

The officers, who wore full riot gear, were seen marching towards hundreds of England fans who ran away down the street.

The clashes come after a night of violence in the city in southern France, and just hours before the first game between the hosts and Romania in Paris.

One England supporter suffered a head injury in Thursday night's brawl after being hit across the face with a wooden chair, and according to reports, some England fans were heard chanting: "Isis, where are you?"

Bare-chested England fans dodged the gas deployed by police as an afternoon of drinking and singing turned ugly.

Police with helmets, batons and shields grappled troublemakers to the ground amid beer bottles and rubbish strewn across the cobbled streets.

Supporters are in Marseille ahead of England's game with Russia on Saturday.

French police fire tear gas as they clash with English football fans at The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PA
French police fire tear gas as they clash with English football fans at The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PA
French police officers stand in the Old Town area of Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016 following clashes with English football fans near to The Queen Victoria pub. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 10, 2016. See PA story SPORT Euro2016. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
French police dog handlers walk past football fans following clashes with English football fans outside The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PA
French police officers watch English football fans outside The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 10, 2016. See PA story SPORT Euro2016. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
French police dog handlers walk past football fans following clashes with English football fans outside The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 10, 2016. See PA story SPORT Euro2016. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
French police face English football fans at The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 10, 2016. See PA story SPORT Euro2016. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
A French police officer holds a baton gun following clashes with English football fans outside The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 10, 2016. See PA story SPORT Euro2016. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
French police restrain a man following clashes with English football fans outside The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PA
French police restrain a man following clashes with English football fans outside The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PA
French police officers seperate English and French football fans outside the Metro station in the Old Town area of Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016, following clashes with English football fans near to The Queen Victoria pub. PA
French police officers seperate English and French football fans outside the Metro station in the Old Town area of Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016, following clashes with English football fans near to The Queen Victoria pub. PA
French police dog handlers walk past football fans following clashes with English football fans outside The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PA
French police dog handlers walk past football fans following clashes with English football fans outside The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PA
French police dog handlers walk past football fans following clashes with English football fans outside The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PA
French police dog handlers walk past football fans following clashes with English football fans outside The Queen Victoria pub in Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016. PA

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