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PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 09:  Police arrive with guns at Port de Vincennes on January 9, 2015 in Paris, France. According to reports at least five people have been taken hostage in a kosher deli in the Port de Vincennes area of Paris. A huge manhunt for the two suspected gunmen in Wednesday's deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine has entered its third day.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The French police have arrested 557 fans since the start of the Euro football championship for taking part in violent acts, with 21 expelled from the country, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday.

The minister added that among these, 344 were under arrest while some have already been convicted in an immediate appearance before the courts and received prison sentences, reports Efe.

Cazeneuve considered that the appropriate corrections were made after the altercations that occurred on June 11 in Marseille hours before the England-Russia match.

The minister said that the government has mobilised 70,000 policemen and gendarmes to secure the tournament which started on June 10.

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