Youths in Marseille defy police after Algeria lose

Youths in the southern French city of Marseille have clashed with police and smashed windows after Algeria lost to Egypt 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier.

In Marseille, home to many Algeria supporters, youths also set fire to vehicles and burned garbage cans after Saturday’s match. Six small boats in a local port were targeted by smoke bombs, and two of them were sunk.

The Marseille police headquarters says eight people were taken into custody, mostly for throwing projectiles at officers. Nobody was hurt in the clashes. Police say 500 officers were mobilized.