Burning cars, flares and beatings between French and Moroccan supporters


French and Moroccan fans were involved in tense moments and different incidents after the French team eliminated Morocco in the semi-finals of the Qatar World Cupan appointment for which the Government had activated a strong police force in the face of the possibility of serious disturbances.

In Pleasant, a group of hooded French supporters clashed with another group of Moroccans as each threw flares. For his part, in Nantesmany supporters of both sides gathered who launched fireworks although for the moment no arrests or injuries have been recorded in any of the French departments.

However, tension increased shortly before midnight in Lyonsplace Bellecour, where the French police had to disperse the supporters with tear gas.

On the other hand, thousands of fans took to the streets of Paris. The crowd, guarded by a powerful police force, gathered in Champs Elysees with flags and flares to celebrate the victory of the French team, which will seek to repeat the title obtained four years ago and a third of its record.

In other parts of the country, like Bordeauxsupporters also took to the streets with flares, fireworks and smoke bombs, which in departments such as Aquitaine or Alpes-Maritimes have been banned for security reasons.

The french government She had mobilized 10,000 members of the Police and the Gendarmerie in the face of possible riots after the match in a police operation which has 5,000 agents only in the Paris region, the capital.


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