- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

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

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9:15 a.m.

Trouble flared overnight in the southern French city of Marseille, where soccer supporters from England and local youths clashed briefly.

Witnesses said the clashes, outside a pub in the Mediterranean city’s Old Port district, were 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. The England supporters had been drinking in local pubs and it was not known how the fights started.

Just before midnight, bottles and plastic chairs were thrown by both groups.

Nearby businesses pulled down shutters on their premises as soon as there was a sign of trouble and police blocked access to the street where the fighting erupted.

Riot police with shields separated the two groups.

Ambulances were seen arriving just after midnight. It was not known if anyone was injured.

Britain’s Press Association news agency reported that one England supporter suffered a head injury in the brawl after being hit across the face with a wooden chair.

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9:10 a.m.

Tens of thousands of people gathered in the Champ de Mars park underneath the Eiffel Tower on Thursday evening for a rock concert with French DJ David Guetta. The concert took place in the official fan zone set up for soccer lovers who do not have tickets to watch games.

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