First court sentences for Euro 2012 hooligans

Fast-track courts in Warsaw have handed out 23 sentences so far to hooligans following clashes that broke out ahead of a tense Poland-Russia Euro 2012 match this week.

Police detained 156 Poles, 25 Russians, a Spaniard, a Hungarian and an Algerian during violence on Tuesday as thousands of Russian fans marched to Poland’s National Stadium in Warsaw waving national flags and chanting “Russia, Russia.”

Seven Poles were convicted on Wednesday and 16 other people including two Russians and two Spaniards were sentenced on Thursday, Warsaw district court spokesman Wojciech Malek said.

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