Russia summons French envoy over Euro 2016 fan arrests

Police vehicles carrying Russian football fans arrested after Euro 2016 violence arrive at the police headquarters in Marseille on June 14, 2016Russia summoned France’s ambassador to protest over the arrest of Russian supporters at the Euro 2016 football tournament which has been tarnished by hooligan unrest. Amid a growing crackdown on violence at the matches, French authorities announced late Wednesday that six more Russians had been taken into custody, while three other Russians and a Ukrainian were to be deported. It accused France of carrying out “discriminatory and indiscriminate measures against Russian citizens”.

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