England fans baton-charged by Portuguese police in riot gear

• Supporters say they were injured amid reported arrests
• Incident occurred after England fans hurled bottles

Hundreds of England fans have been baton-charged by Portuguese police in riot gear after throwing bottles at them at a packed fan zone in Porto.

The incident, which was witnessed by the Guardian, occurred after Cristiano Ronaldo had put Portugal one-up in their Nations League semi?final against Switzerland. Some Portugal supporters launched their drinks in the air to celebrate, and a significant number of England fans retaliated by hurling bottles at the locals and then the police. That sent hundreds of people, including many parents with children, running from one of the two big-screen areas at the fan zone near the Metro Aliados in central Porto.

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