Russian medium: French police detain Russian reporters in Lille

Source : 112 Ukraine

Law enforcers confiscated their credentials
08:55, 15 June 2016


‘A group of Russian journalists was detained by French law enforcers in Lille. Some 20 French gendarmes encircled Russian reporters, took away their credentials and checked their documents’, Russian outlet 'Izvestiya' says.  

The incident took place immediately after the fight between Russian and English fans in Lille on late June 14. According to 'Izvestiya', the Russian reporters were merely doing their job, describing ‘attack of English and Welsh fans on Russian supporters’. 

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