24 foreigners hurt in clashes at Euro 2012

24 foreigners hurt in clashes at Euro 2012

WARSAW, Poland - The Associated Press
24 foreigners hurt in clashes at Euro 2012

Police used water cannon and tear gas on unruly Euro 2012 fans in Warsaw as Poland geared up to play old foe Russia in a must-win Euro 2012 match. ABACAPRESS Photo

Officials say at least 24 foreigners have been injured and more than 180 hooligans detained in clashes before and during a European Championship match between Poland and Russia.

Edyta Galazkowska, spokeswoman for Warsaw ambulance service, says today that 14 Russians, one German, one U.S. citizen and one Pakistani were among the injured. The nationality of seven others was being established. None was in life-threatening condition.

Government spokesman Pawel Gras said about 150 Poles and a few dozen Russians have been detained among a total of more than 180 people.

Police used water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets Tuesday to disperse fights between opposing fans and against the police in the Polish capital. The match finished 1-1.