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France Has Arrested 323 Since Start Of Euro 2016


French police have made 323 arrests since the start of the European Championships, the interior ministry said on Thursday, June 16 as Europe’s showcase football event continues to be marred by violence, AFP reports.

“Of these arrests, 196 were taken into custody, eight convicted to jail terms and three given suspended sentences,” the ministry said in a statement, without offering further details.

It was earlier reported Russia will be disqualified from Euro 2016 if there is further crowd trouble at their remaining tournament matches.

UEFA, European football’s governing body, has given Russia a suspended disqualification and a 150,000 euro fine for disorder in the game against England in Marseille.

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