FRANCE-GERMANY-FOOTBALL-LIGUE: Some tensions in Paris for the final of the Champions League
PARIS (Reuters) – The Champions League final, won 1-0 by Bayern Munich against PSG, gave rise to some tensions Sunday night in Paris near the Parc des Princes where the match was broadcast as well as verbalizations in bars for not wearing a mask.
The Paris police headquarters reported three arrests and reported tensions near the Parc des Princes, a stadium located in the 16th arrondissement where 5,000 people watched on two giant screens the match taking place at the Estadio de la Luz de Lisbon.
According to Reuters journalists present at the Parc des Princes, many spectators did not wear a mask, which is mandatory to help fight the epidemic linked to the new coronavirus.
“There was some tension from the start of the match near the Parc des Princes with projectiles thrown at the police, who evacuated the square using tear gas,” a door told Reuters. – speech of the prefecture, which did not report any injuries.
According to the Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin, 3,000 police and gendarmes were deployed on the occasion of this final in order to avoid the excesses observed last Tuesday in the semi-final.
The avenue de Champs-Elysées, where wearing a mask was compulsory and in the surrounding area, was reserved for pedestrians, and 17 metro stations were closed.
In this neighborhood, the police intervened in many full bars where sanitary distances were not respected and where supporters did not wear masks. In a single establishment near the famous avenue, 230 people were fined on this subject, the prefecture said.
PSG’s victory in the semi-final on Tuesday evening had caused overflows on the Champs-Elysées, leading to 36 arrests.
The health rules had not been respected either Tuesday, which had led the town hall of Paris to denounce the “failings” of the prefecture.
(Elizabeth Pineau with Michaela Cabrera)