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Paris Police Used Tear Gas against Algerian Football Fans
By Staff, Agencies
The Paris police used tear gas to suppress fans of Algeria’s national football team as the celebration of the team’s victory in the Africa Cup of Nations got violent, Sputnik reported early on Saturday.
Algeria secured the 1-0 victory over Senegal, claiming the cup for the second time, during a game in Cairo on Friday.
Later that day, thousands of people gathered around Arc de Triomphe in downtown Paris soon after the game ended.
They brought flags of Algeria, flares and firecrackers with them. The crowd nearly blocked off roads around the monument.
Tensions grew later in the day, as firecrackers and fireworks were blowing up all over the area and hundreds of people were shouting.
Moreover, some fans began throwing glass bottles and stones at the police
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