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Tear gas used with England fans embroiled in third day of Marseille violence

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Marseille descended into violent chaos once again as England fans were involved in a third day of fighting.

Fist fights and bottle throwing broke out between the supporters and their Russian and French counterparts in Marseille's Old Port.

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Broken glass lay strewn across the square as the police fired tear gas into the crowds, causing individuals to run.

Fans were seen being beaten to the floor and repeatedly kicked in the head.

Police water cannon arrived to try to control the fighting as they struggled to hold back the different groups.

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Bloodied fans were seen fleeing the scene as missiles continued to be thrown.

Some of the streets close to the port were left covered in streams of blood and broken glass.

Eyewitnesses said a group of Russian hooligans arrived before fighting began.

Chairs from outside bars and cafes had been smashed apart and used as weapons. Some were covered in blood.

Car windscreens had also been smashed during the fighting.

Onlookers said the area looked "like a war zone".

A long line of riot police was trying to contain the trouble-makers.

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