French police fired tear gas on the Champs-Élysées in Paris as fans were celebrating victories by France and Morocco in the World Cup, sending them to the tournament’s semi-finals.
Thousands of supporters filled the famous Parisian avenue soon after the match between Morocco and Portugal, chanting, waving flags and honking their horns amid large police deployment.
More joined them following France’s win against England. Footage showed people smashing shop fronts and fights with police. Some fires could also be seen on Avenue de Friedland close to the Champs-Élysées. Celebrations continued despite tear gas clouds frequently floating through traffic and euphoric crowds