Clashes at Euro 2016 Final in Paris, Police Use Tear Gas on Mob
Police use teargas and water canons to dispel the mob. (Photo: AP)
Police use teargas and water canons to dispel the mob. (Photo: AP)

Clashes at Euro 2016 Final in Paris, Police Use Tear Gas on Mob

  • French police fired tear gas during clashes between groups of football supporters who were denied entry into a packed Eiffel Tower fan zone, showing the Euro 2016 final between France and Portugal on Sunday.

  • The clashes took place outside the fan zone, which was closed before kick-off after reaching a maximum capacity of 90,000, causing disappointment and anger among those waiting to be admitted.

  • The base of the Eiffel Tower was engulfed in clouds of tear gas as riot police repelled the youths, who started fires on the pavement and threw bottles and other objects at the police lines.

  • The police posted on Twitter and issued warnings in the metro informing supporters the fan zone was full, and used water cannon to extinguish the blazes.

(With inputs from PTI)

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