Riots lead to the arrest of more than 100 Moroccan fans in Paris

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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The Parisian police arrested more than 100 Moroccan fans during violence that erupted in the early hours of Sunday morning after the national team reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in Qatar.

According to a report issued by the Paris police, most of the detainees will face charges of “damage of the property and violence directed at the forces of law and order,” adding that some people joined fan groups only for the purpose of committing acts of violence.

The communication stated that the police had managed to arrest 108 people, while 19 of the security forces were slightly injured during the violence.

The police also indicated that about 20,000 fans of the Moroccan national team gathered in the “Champs-Elysees” area to celebrate the victory of their team winning, and the celebration was peaceful at first.

Moreover, French media reported that 70 fans were arrested in the cities of Toulouse, Avignon, Nantes and Valence, during the celebrations of the Moroccan national team’s qualification.


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