France: Violence in Marseilles between rival football fans

Serious violence erupted near the Stade Velodrome and other areas in Marseilles today between rival Russian and English football (soccer) fans. Police used tear gas and water cannon to attempt to end the violent confrontations and disperse the crowds.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should be aware that violence often erupts at football matches. Leave an area if tensions appear to be developing between rival groups.