PSG-Etoile Rouge: incidents between police and hooded individuals – Champions League

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PSG-Etoile Rouge: incidents entre forces de l'ordre et individus cagoulés
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Incidents broke out around the Parc des Princes after the success of Paris SG against Etoile Rouge on Wednesday night.

Incidents broke out between the police and a few hundred people hooded Wednesday evening at the entrance of the Parc des Princes in Paris, just after the final whistle of the match won by the Paris SG against the Red Star from Belgrade. Shortly after 21H00, between 300 and 400 hooded individuals equipped with smoke launched projectiles on the police, who responded with tear gas, said an AFP journalist. The incidents lasted between 20 and 30 minutes. Police officers then deployed where the incidents took place and a relative calm returned around 21H45, small groups of masked individuals still being present in the area, it was found.

The Champions League match, won 6-1 by Paris SG against the Serbian club, was the subject of a “reinforced device”, with 850 policemen and gendarmes deployed. The Paris police headquarters had in fact taken into account the “special context” of “the double sanction of the UEFA imposing the closing of the platform Auteuil and prohibiting the movement of clubs of supporters of the Red Star”. UEFA had decided to close the visiting Serb park for the match and for the one in Liverpool on the third day of the UEFA Champions League, after overflowing in Austria at the C1 return barrage. And the turn Auteuil for the use of many pyrotechnic devices in this tribune during the previous European match at Parc des Princes, the eighth final return lost to Real Madrid the previous season.

The police prefecture, which feared gatherings of supporters of the Red Star “in various points of the capital in order to fight with PSG's radical supporters,” had thus secured the metro stations closest to the stadium and the bars. sensitive area and prohibits the sale of alcohol near the Parc des Princes from 14h to 22h. “The return of this club in this European competition after 26 years of absence suggests a great mobilization of its support outside the Serbian borders and, consequently, their large attendance in and around the stadium,” she explained in a statement. release Tuesday.

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