SNAPSHOTS – Supporters from Algeria celebrated the victory of the Fennecs in the Arab Nations Cup on Saturday, braving them forbidding them to go to the Champs-Élysées. The police carried out 432 verbalizations and 32 arrests.
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Supporters of Algeria braved, Saturday, December 18, the prefectural decree prohibiting them from going to the Champs-Élysées after their team’s victory in the Arab Nations Cup (0-2, after extra time against Tunisia). Tensions and clashes between supporters and members of the security forces marked the festivities.
The police dispersed the supporters who were “gathered” and have verbalized those who “maintained” despite the dispersion, a police source told AFP on Saturday. According to a report communicated by the Paris police headquarters, 432 people were fined for non-compliance with the prefectural decree and 32 arrested.
After the first calm festivities, in the Parisian district of Barbes, several hundred Algerian supporters gathered on the sidewalks of the Champs-Élysées and traffic was very dense on the avenue. Videos of journalists, shared on social networks, showed several charges of the police to disperse young men, in the middle of onlookers and tourists on the Champs-Élysées illuminated for Christmas.
The police headquarters had issued an order on Thursday establishing a security perimeter within which the presence of supporters was prohibited. This one was doing “following the excesses that occurred during the previous matches of this cup, during which many football supporters had gathered on the avenue des Champs-Élysées, invading the traffic lanes and sending projectiles, smoke and mortars in the direction of the forces of order “. Logically, the police were deployed in large numbers on the sidewalks and around the iconic Parisian avenue.
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Algeria, the reigning African champion, won the Arab Football Cup for the first time by winning (2-0) against Tunisia on Saturday in Qatar in extra time.
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