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French police make over 1,000 arrests during Euro 2016

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French police make over 1,000 arrests during Euro 2016
Police at the Croatia vs Portugal match at Lens earlier in the tournament. Photo: AFP
07:42 CEST+02:00
French police have made more than 1,000 football-related arrests since the start of Euro 2016 and 34 people have been ordered expelled, the interior minister said in an interview published Monday.
"Since the start of the competition, (police) have carried out more than 1,000 arrests, leading to 600 custody orders and 56 convictions," Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told La Provence newspaper.
   
Supporter clashes around the England-Russia match in Marseille marked the start of the month-long tournament which runs until July 10th.
   
Cazeneuve said 34 people have been ordered expelled from France.
 
He did not give a breakdown, but said many were linked to the violence before the June 11th game in Marseille at which 35 people were injured. At least 23 Russians have been expelled.
  
French authorities have mobilised about 90,000 security forces and private guards for Euro 2016.
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