France bans alcohol near Euro 2016
PARIS – In France They government Sunday announced a ban on alcohol near Euro 2016 venues and fan zones, after 72 hours of drunk violence among fans within the southern town of Marseille.
Categories of supporters fight in the finish from the Euro 2016 match between England and Russia in the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on June 11, 2016
“I’ve requested for those necessary measures to automatically get to stop the purchase, consumption and transport of alcoholic drinks in sensitive areas on match days and yesterday, as well as on days when fan zones are open,” Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve stated.
The move comes each day after Russian and British supporters — in addition to French locals — clashed in pitched battles in Marseille in front of their teams’ first-round encounter within the worst violence seen in an worldwide tournament because the 1998 World Cup.
Saturday’s unrest, which left greater than 30 people hurt, motivated UEFA to warn both Russia and England they risked being tossed from the tournament if there is any repeat.
The ban includes public areas, in addition to shops and off-licences, Cazeneuve stated.
Senior local officials may also ban bars and cafes from serving drinks on their own terraces in containers you can use as missiles.
“The occasions which required devote Marseille last night are unacceptable. Unacceptable for that government bodies, unacceptable for society, unacceptable for football enthusiasts,” Cazeneuve stated.
Greater than 1,200 riot police were deployed to quell the unrest, which started when countless supporters — most of them drunk — started pelting one another with bottles and chairs in Marseille’s Vieux Port area.
There is more trouble within the Stade Velodrome in the finish from the 1-1 draw, when Russian fans billed into an British portion of the ground.