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Everton fans clash with riot police in Lille


Everton fans clash with riot police in Lille


Everton fans clashed with police in Lille on Thursday ahead of the club’s Europa League Group H game with the French first division side.

Dozens of anti-riot police used teargas and warning shots to disperse around 200 English fans who had gathered at the Grand Place in the city centre.

According to reports the trouble started after plain-clothed British officers who had travelled to Lille, tried to arrest an Everton fan they had recognised.

During a lively 10-minute clash a number of shop windows were broken while one British national was arrested.

Reports suggest there were no injuries on Thursday but some Everton fans were injured the night before after being attacked by some 50 Lille supporters.

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