Riot Police, Water Cannons and Smoke Grenades Used to Control Soccer Crowd in Russia

Russia Soccer Riot

78 fans were detained at a Russian soccer match between Spartak Moscow and Shinnik Yaroslavl, where Spartak fans hurled flares, fireworks, chairs and themselves through barriers and into riot police. Camera footage captures the incident and, according to a Reuters report, local police are considering charges that could lead to jail terms of up to three years.

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