Euro 2016: 150 Russians ‘behind’ violence

_89960435_89960433{BBC NEWS} – A group of “well-trained” Russian hooligans were behind the violence in Marseille when Russia played England in a Euro 2016 match, prosecutors say.

The 150 Russian football supporters “were well prepared for ultra-rapid, ultra-violent action” and were able to evade arrest, a city prosecutor said.

Two England fans have been jailed for throwing bottles at police. Four more face immediate trial.

Two Russians have been arrested, both for a pitch invasion.

Some 35 people have been injured – four seriously, and most of them England fans – and a total of 20 people have been arrested after three days of disorder in the French city. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.