Europe

Police use tear gas after fights in France

  • A man walks toward teargas fired by police, following scuffles in Marseille, France, early Friday, June 10, 2016. Trouble flared outside an Irish pub in the Old Port of the southern city just before midnight Thursday, apparently between English fans drinking there and some local people. Marseille is hosting a European Championship soccer match between England and Russia on Saturday. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

    A man walks toward teargas fired by police, following scuffles in Marseille, France, early Friday, June 10, 2016. Trouble flared outside an Irish pub in the Old Port of the southern city just before midnight Thursday, apparently between English fans drinking there and some local people. Marseille is hosting a European Championship soccer match between England and Russia on Saturday. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police patrols on a street following scuffles in Marseille, France, early Friday, June 10, 2016. Trouble flared outside an Irish pub in the Old Port of the southern city just before midnight Thursday, apparently between English fans drinking there and some local people. Marseille is hosting a European Championship soccer match between England and Russia on Saturday. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

    Police patrols on a street following scuffles in Marseille, France, early Friday, June 10, 2016. Trouble flared outside an Irish pub in the Old Port of the southern city just before midnight Thursday, apparently between English fans drinking there and some local people. Marseille is hosting a European Championship soccer match between England and Russia on Saturday. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken from the Eiffel Tower, fans attend a concert in the soccer fan zone as part of the upcoming Euro 2016 Soccer Championship in Paris, Thursday, June 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    In this photo taken from the Eiffel Tower, fans attend a concert in the soccer fan zone as part of the upcoming Euro 2016 Soccer Championship in Paris, Thursday, June 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

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

Eyewitnesses said the fight, outside an Irish pub in the Mediterranean city's Old Port district, was quickly dealt with 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.

Police used tear gas, and 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.