French police was using gas on fans not workers

CLAIM/Photograph: The French police used gas on the protesting workers during the Euro 2016 final between France and Portugal.


The image claimed to show the French police using gas on protesting workes is actually belongs to moment when they were trying to prevent the fans entering the area, which was alreday full.


The photograph by Thomas Samson from AFP on July 10th, 2016 was taken during Euro 2016 final match. On social media, it was claimed that the gas cloud formed because the French police was using gas on protesting workers.

In reality, the French police was trying to stop the fans who were trying to enter the zone (Fan Zone) because the  zone was alreday full.