French bar closes after Russians target English fans

Tuesday June 14th, 2016

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A French bar was forced to close after a group of Russians targeted English fans, reports The Independent.

Hooliganism has been rampant during the Euro 2016, with fans from many countries having perpetrated some of the violence during the tournament. In this particular incident in Lille, English fans had to use a table to defend themselves from a group of Russian supporters.

“The English went for a table to defend themselves. The Russians were threatening with fists. We decide we have to close,” a server from the bar told the Independent.

There have been multiple acts of aggression throughout France, according to the report. French police have broken up multiple scuffles. In one incident earlier this week in Marseille, two members of a Russian gang threw a chair into a bar filled with fans.

Fan violence earns Russia suspended Euro 2016 disqualification

The Euro 2016 lasts through July 10.

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