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World Cup: 227 arrests in France including 47 in Paris


A total of 227 people were arrested in France, including 47 in Paris and its metropolitan area, during the clashes after the World Cup final won by Argentina against France on Sunday, the ministry announced on Monday. inside.

Despite the defeat, about forty members of the police, including 32 CRS, were injured, according to a police source, during the World Cup final.

According to the Paris public prosecutor's office, 27 adults and eight minors were placed in police custody for offenses such as "possession of explosive products", "participation in a group with a view to committing violence or degradation", "violence against persons agents of public authority", "degradation" or even "contempt".

Three of the 27 adults were placed in police custody for theft from public transport, the public prosecutor also said.

Huge human resources have been put in place

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-Élysées, police, targeted by bottle throwing and fireworks, used tear gas, AFP journalists noted.

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

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

In Nice, the mayor Christian Estrosi condemned "with the greatest firmness" the damage in a district of the city, where 33 people were arrested according to the police source.

More than 90 trash cans and containers were set on fire in Grenoble, according to the same source.

And in Béziers, a 14-year-old minor was taken into custody after "mortar" fire on a CRS vehicle.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-12-19

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