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The Latest: 2 detained, 4 police injured in Marseille

  • A man rests past overflowing garbage cans and rubbish bags in Paris, France, Thursday, June 9, 2016. After a rough couple of months which have included protests, fuel shortages, rail strikes and once-in-a-generation floods, France's capital is facing a new challenge : Piles of uncollected trash. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

    A man rests past overflowing garbage cans and rubbish bags in Paris, France, Thursday, June 9, 2016. After a rough couple of months which have included protests, fuel shortages, rail strikes and once-in-a-generation floods, France's capital is facing a new challenge : Piles of uncollected trash. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this picture taken with a long time exposure, people walk past overflowing garbage cans and pile of rubbish bags in Paris, France, Thursday, June 9, 2016. After a rough couple of months which have included protests, fuel shortages, rail strikes and once-in-a-generation floods, France's capital is facing a new challenge : Piles of uncollected trash. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

    In this picture taken with a long time exposure, people walk past overflowing garbage cans and pile of rubbish bags in Paris, France, Thursday, June 9, 2016. After a rough couple of months which have included protests, fuel shortages, rail strikes and once-in-a-generation floods, France's capital is facing a new challenge : Piles of uncollected trash. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)  (The Associated Press)

  • A member of staff cleans up at The Queen Victoria pub where police dispersed England football fans after a  clash with locals in the Old Port district of Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016 Friday June 10, 2016.  Marseille is hosting a European Championship soccer match between England and Russia on Saturday. (Niall Carson/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    A member of staff cleans up at The Queen Victoria pub where police dispersed England football fans after a clash with locals in the Old Port district of Marseille ahead of the first game in Euro 2016 Friday June 10, 2016. Marseille is hosting a European Championship soccer match between England and Russia on Saturday. (Niall Carson/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on the European Championship football tournament in France (all times local):

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10:00 a.m.

Two people were detained and four police officers lightly injured in violence overnight in the southern French city of Marseille involving England supporters, French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said Friday. He said the government will ensure extra security around Marseille fan areas tonight and tomorrow.

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9:30 a.m.

Trouble flared overnight in the southern French city of Marseille, where soccer supporters from England and Russia are gathering for a European Championship game on Saturday.

Witnesses said the fight, outside a pub in the Mediterranean city's Old Port district, was quickly handled by police, who used tear gas to restore calm.

Local youths were apparently involved in the trouble, along with English fans drinking in the pub.

Riot police with shields separated the two groups.

Ambulances were seen arriving just after midnight. It was not known if anyone was injured. Police said two people were arrested.

England fans were involved in violent clashes with locals in Marseille during the World Cup in 1998.