The National Police has arrested 64 ultras from five provinces for starring in violent scenes before soccer matches between their respective teams.
Those arrested come from Burgos, Zaragoza, Madrid, Logroño and Pamplona and are related to "public disorder and violent riots."
The police macro-operation, called "Operation hood", has tried to reduce the presence of radical groups to contain violence in sport, in this case football.
The main pitched battle between the sides took place on November 27 in Burgos, between local fans and visiting fans, and as a result of that episode the action that has resulted in the 64 arrests has been woven.
The agents have acted in these five provinces after the events in Burgos between violent fans from Burgos and Zaragoza at the end of November.
The investigation has confirmed that they were members of the Castilian ultra Resaca supporters club on the part of the locals and the Ligallo group, who had arrived from Aragon and with indications of having called before the crash to attack each other.
At that moment, they lit flares and threw chairs, bottles, tables and punched each other, according to videos of normal customers and fans who took refuge in bars near the Plantío stadium in Burgos.
The conflict involved dozens of people and caused Burgos CF and Real Zaragoza to jointly condemn the events before the match, which ended in a 2-2 draw.
Those riots, according to the statement issued by the Police, threatened "the social order" and endangered "the lives and integrity of the people" by the use of dangerous means such as the aforementioned street furniture.
The investigations revealed that in that massive fight there were signs of "prior planning" that pointed to violent groups such as the Viejo Fondo, from Logroñés;
from the Bokerón Front, from Malaga;
or Indar Gorri, from Osasuna in Pamplona.
The Police have reported that Ligallo and Resaca Castellana, whom they know from previous violent episodes, had staged similar altercations in previous seasons.
These riots typical of radical enemy groups for sporting or ideological reasons are known as "Drakas", in which the ultras are directly left to attack each other,
The operation has been directed by the Court of Instruction 2 of Burgos and has been coordinated by the General Information Commissioner, which has focused on these dangerous scenes related to vandals, spread throughout the Peninsula around clubs of different categories.
The agents that have participated belong to the provincial information brigades of the five provinces where they have also acted with the support of the National Sports Office.
Sources from the research environment assure that this kind of pitched battles and animosity between radical groups also has to do with the sporting moments of each entity, since in the case of Burgos the club has spent many years in the then Second Division B and its rivals did not have the packaging, nor the rivalry,
of those who have been since they were promoted two years ago.
Thus, they have once again encountered opponents such as Málaga CF, Sporting de Gijón or Racing de Santander, with whose respective violent factions they have had clashes ever since.
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