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Chelsea Fans 'Made Nazi Salutes' During Paris Rampage (VIDEO)

03/04/2014 10:16 BST | Updated 03/04/2014 18:59 BST

Chelsea fans reportedly made "Nazi gestures" during a violent rampage through Paris ahead of the club's Champions League quarter-final first leg.

Footage has emerged of dozens of hooligans charging down a pedestrian street adjacent to the Pompidou Centre and Les Halles shopping centre and, according to the Guardian, witnesses said several made Nazi salutes and shouted English Defence League chants, as well as racist abuse. Paris Saint-Germain fans were also allegedly attacked.

Bottles were thrown at drinkers forced to flee as the violence intensified, before riot police arrived, prompting fans to disperse.

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French news channel BFMTV added the English supporters were involved in battles with former PSG ultras in the central Châtelet area, having been "looking for each other" since Tuesday evening. Two fans were reportedly hurt.

Around 2,200 Chelsea followers travelled to the French capital for their side's 3-1 defeat to PSG. Three hundred travellers had been flagged up to police as "potentially dangerous".