Russian hooligans behind much of Marseille violence
Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin says 150 specially trained Russian hooligans were behind much of the violence that broke out in Marseille ahead of England’s Euro 2016 opener against Russia on Saturday. It is believed that 35 people have been injured in the clashes, including four people whose conditions were described as serious. “There were 150 Russian supporters who in reality were hooligans,” he said. “These people were well prepared for ultra-violent action. These are extremely well-trained people.” Robin said 20 people have been arrested, adding the hooligans evaded attempts to keep them out of France, though others were stopped at Marseille's airport.