Fans Fight Boil Over in Copenhagen

Published May 17th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

 

 

More fighting has broken out in the streets of Copenhagen between Arsenal and Galatasaray fans ahead of the UEFA cup final. 

Missiles were exchanged between the supporters of the two clubs in the Radhuspladsen Square and riot police formed a line between the warring factions as the situation threatened to boil over. 

Throughout the central area, large groups of Arsenal and Galatasaray fans massed outside pubs taunting each other. Bottles, chairs and bicycles have all been used as missiles as tension aroused more violence once again after last night's fight, ending up with an English fan stabbed and being taken to hospital. 

Tear-gas was the only way to split the clashing supporters, but that did not allow Danish police control of the situation even though they were surrounded by a mass of guards. 

A Sky News television crew was chased out by a group of Galatasaray supporters who were armed by sticks and metal bars - (Several Sources)

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