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World Cup: reinforced security in Bordeaux for the France-Morocco semi-final


In Bordeaux, the police have been patrolling the evenings of World Cup matches since the 1/8 finals. This Wednesday, the security system will be reinforced for the France-Morocco meeting.

Le Figaro Bordeaux

The Moroccan community is estimated at 18,000 people in Gironde.

Since the 1/8 finals of the World Cup in Qatar, Moroccan supporters have gathered at Place de la Victoire, in Bordeaux, to celebrate their team's success in the competition.

This Saturday, 25,000 people gathered in the streets of the Gironde capital to celebrate the historic accession of the first African country to the semi-finals of the World Cup.

Gatherings on the public highway which are now anticipated.

This Wednesday for the France-Morocco semi-final, 180 members of the police, CRS and gendarmes included, will be mobilized, reveals to


the Departmental Directorate of Public Security (DDSP).

If the scenes of jubilation embellished with firecrackers and smoke disrupt the traffic diverted as a precaution on match nights, they are however "


", for the divisional commissioner, Alexandre Desporte.

This Saturday, the use of a few tear gas canisters was enough to disperse the crowds at the end of the evening.

Report to be deplored: fifteen young people who provoked and threw projectiles at the police, the arrest of an individual responsible for an urban rodeo on a motorcycle - still in police custody on Monday - and the preventive seizure a can-am, a vehicle not approved for use on public roads.

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"No particular concern to have" for France-Morocco according to the DDSP

Whether France wins or loses to Morocco in the semi-final on Wednesday, Alexandre Desporte is calm.

We tend to force the line on this meeting whereas in view of the field observations, there is for the moment no particular concern to have

”, assures the divisional commissioner.

Thus, so far "

neither cars nor containers have been burned

" by Bordeaux supporters who converged on the city center in the 91st minute on Saturday.

As for the security system in place since the 1/8 finals, it will be reinforced for the final stages.

A “

rigorous” development

According to this head of the police, who collaborates in this context with the firefighters of the Gironde and Keolis, the company in charge of Bordeaux public transport.


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The organization of the Crystal bar to prevent overflows

500 meters from Place de la Victoire,

Le Crystal

bar welcomes “


” football enthusiasts who “

watch even second division matches

” according to its manager, Kader Beya.

This Moroccan, who "

knows all the young people in the neighborhood

", has decided to organize two rooms to "

avoid altercations

" this Wednesday.

In the first, Les Bleus supporters will be accompanied by a DJ and French music.

In the second, lovers of Morocco will experience an evening animated by a folklore music group.

The merchant, who believes "

he will win in any case

" this semi-final, will celebrate the triumph of France at Place de la Victoire if it wins.

If Morocco wins, on the other hand, it will invite its customers to exult with joy on the spot "

in order not to give a bad image and out of respect for the defeat of France


While the 200 supporters who watched Morocco-Portugal in his establishment went with fanfare to the center of Bordeaux on Saturday, Kader Beya is saddened that “

the scum provoked the police

” during the 1/4 finals.


We are not bad guys, but among us there are savages

," he laments.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2022-12-12

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