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227 arrests in France after the World Cup final


Clashes erupted in France on Sunday evening, after the World Cup final in Qatar lost by the Blues against Argentina

As often, the post-World Cup matches gave rise to violence and degradation in France.

227 people were arrested, including 47 in Paris and its metropolitan area, during the clashes after the World Cup final in Qatar lost on Sunday by the Blues against Argentina, according to a report issued Monday morning by the Ministry of the Interior.

A large force of 14,000 police and gendarmes had been deployed throughout the country, including 2,750 in Paris, to contain the incidents, which had already occurred after the quarter-final against England and then the semi-final against Morocco.

On the Champs-Elysées, police, targeted by bottle throwing and fireworks, used tear gas.

In Lyon, around fifteen people were arrested for throwing projectiles and damage on Place Bellecour, according to the prefecture.

A 14-year-old teenager arrested in Béziers

Five people were arrested in Bordeaux after clashes with the police on Place de la Victoire.

In Nice, Mayor Christian Estrosi condemned "with the greatest firmness" the degradation in a district of the city.

And in Béziers, a 14-year-old minor was taken into custody after mortars fired on a CRS vehicle.


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Miscellaneous facts

France-Morocco: What do we know about the videos of brawls or the firing of fireworks after the match?

  • World Cup 2022

  • Sport

  • Soccer

  • Paris

  • Ile-de-France

  • Bordeaux

  • Gironde

  • Aquitaine

  • Lyons

  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

  • Nice

Source: 20minf

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