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Violence erupts before Poland versus Russia match
Posted Thursday, June 14, 2012 by SNTV


More than 100 people were arrested following clashes between Russian and Polish fans ahead of their Euro 2012 Group A match in Warsaw on Tuesday.


These are the kind of scenes Uefa and Euro 2012 officials were hoping to see before Poland's clash with Russia on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, these are the images that will be remembered after violence erupted between the two sets of supporters in Warsaw.
Polish police had prepared themselves for trouble given the history between the two countries, with Polish fans annoyed five thousand Russians were allowed to march to the stadium in a show of patriotism.

Scuffles soon broke out between supporters as Polish fans attacked those Russians who took part in the march between turning their aggression towards the police.

In total Polish police claim to have detained 100 more than 100 people in Warsaw and around the stadium.

The authorities have also revealed `10 people were injured in the violence, although none had sustained serious injuries.

The ugly clashes aren't the first incidents of violence to have tainted Euro 2012, with Croatian supporters having clashed with police in Poznan over the weekend.

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