Soccer. 68 people were arrested at the Stade de France on Saturday night

According to the Ministry of Interior, 68 people were taken into police custody and 39 others were placed in police custody in Paris on Saturday night during the Champions League final.

Soccer. 68 people were arrested at the Stade de France on Saturday night

According to the Ministry of Interior, 68 people were taken into police custody and 39 others were placed in police custody in Paris on Saturday night during the Champions League final. There were also incidents involving access to the Stade de France.

Rarely for a match at this level, the start time of the meeting between Real Madrid (1-0) and Liverpool (1-0), had to be delayed by half an hour due to tensions outside.

To force entry, many supporters attempted to climb the gates. There were brief scuffles between supporters and police, who then repelled the intruders using tear gas or sometimes with physical force.

Some tickets were not valid for all spectators. They could only access the stadium after the match's first period.

In a press release, the Paris police headquarters stated that many supporters with no tickets or holders of fake tickets had blocked access to the Stade de France at the level of external security perimeter. ".

In a tweet, Gerald Darmanin, Interior Minister, highlighted the attitude of "thousands" of British "supporters" without tickets or fake tickets who were able to force entry to the Stade de France.

The evacuation of the "fan zones" for Real Madrid supporters in Saint-Denis, and Liverpool supporters in eastern Paris, took place without major incidents, according to the prefecture. They also added that there was a general "good physiological" for the gatherings.

The Cours de Vincennes prefecture had created a secure perimeter with large screens, drinks, and entertainment to welcome the roughly 40,000 English supporters of the Reds who didn't have tickets. The evacuation from the high-risk perimeter proved to be successful despite the defeat.

For its part, the Paris fire brigade evoked "a quite calm evening" in terms care.

According to a spokesperson from Paris fire department, 238 people were treated by emergency services for "relative emergencies" at the same time. This could include minor accidents or drunkenness, as well as tear gas poisoning.

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