Official speeches and statements - June 16, 2016
1. Stepping up security at Euro 2016 - Communiqué issued by the Ministry of the Interior (Paris, le 16 juin 2016)
The Interior Ministry specifies that, since the beginning of football’s Euro 2016, the security forces have arrested 323 people, particularly for violence, theft and damage to property.
Of them, 196 have been remanded in custody, eight have already been given prison sentences and three have received suspended prison sentences.
Local préfets [high-ranking civil servants representing the state at departmental or regional level] have ordered another 24 people to be returned to the border.
These actions to step up security will continue throughout the competition.