APA – Over 80 people were arrested in Paris after football fans gathered in the French capital on Sunday night, when the final game of the UEFA Champions League was held, the Paris Police Prefecture said, APA reports citing Sputnik.
“3:00 am [01:00 GMT], the preliminary assessment is 83 people arrested by the police,” the police prefecture said in a Twitter post on Monday.
n an earlier tweet, police said that a total of 43 people had been arrested “in connection with violence.”
According to a Sputnik correspondent, police used tear gas against football fans who gathered in Paris on the night of the UEFA Champions League final that ended with FC Bayern Munich beating Paris St. Germain 1-0.
On Sunday night, hundreds of football fans accumulated on the avenue of Champs-Elysees, where mass gatherings are prohibited amid the coronavirus pandemic. Social distancing guidelines were impossible to observe because of the large number of people, according to a Sputnik correspondent.