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Euro 2016 final: Violent clashes at Paris fan zone; tear gas and water cannon used

Violent clashes at Paris fan zone; tear gas and water cannon used

10/07/2016 at 22:18Updated 10/07/2016 at 22:27

Riot police used tear gas and water cannon as violence erupted outside the Euro 2016 fan zone at the Eiffel Tower.

Ugly scenes broke out when fans were turned away from a packed fan zone before kick-off.

Objects were thrown and set on fire, while some fans attempted to break through security barriers.

Fans confront riot police outside the Paris FanZone

Fans confront riot police outside the Paris FanZoneAFP

Riot police responded with volleys of tear gas, while a water cannon was deployed.

Riot police confront fans outside the Paris FanZone

Riot police confront fans outside the Paris FanZoneAFP

The fan zone reached its capacity of around 90,000 two hours before kick-off, meaning entry was barred to thousands of fans due to overcrowding concerns.

Disturbances next to the Eiffel Tower FanZone during the Euro 2016 final

Disturbances next to the Eiffel Tower FanZone during the Euro 2016 finalAFP

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