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There were no arrests on Thursday evening, after the clashes between Nice and Cologne supporters, at the Allianz Riviera, before the start of the Europa League Conference meeting.

« There was no arrest, but investigations will be carried out, in particular with the work of analyzing the video » to identify the supporters responsible, the public prosecutor of Nice, Xavier, told AFP on Friday. Fellow.

A total of 32 people, including two police officers and a steward, were injured Thursday evening during violent clashes between supporters of the two clubs in the stands of the Nice stadium. These clashes led to the postponement of the kick-off of the match by almost an hour, from 6:45 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. This assessment of the prefecture had not changed on Friday morning.

Among the four hospitalized supporters is in particular a « very alcoholic » Parisian supporter infiltrated among the fans of the German club and victim of a fall of 5 meters between two levels of the stands, the Alpes-Maritimes prefecture revealed on Thursday evening. His vital prognosis is no longer engaged, it was confirmed Friday morning from the same source.

« It was the Germans who charged, » said the prefecture on Thursday evening.

In fact, an hour before the kick-off of the match of this first day of the Europa League Conference, the smallest of the three European Cups, there are several hundred hooded supporters in the colors of the Cologne club, on the more than 8,000 present in the Ray tribune, who invaded the presidential tribune, or Ségurane tribune, to go to battle with the Nice supporters, installed them in the popular southern tribune, noted AFP journalists in the stadium.

The supporters came to blows, sometimes armed with armchairs or iron bars torn off in the stadium.

Invoice addressed to the German club

According to the prefecture, 650 police and gendarmes had been deployed Thursday to ensure security around this match, as well as 600 stewards within the Allianz Riviera.

« We are going to take stock with @Interieur_Gouv of the facts and responsibilities behind the serious incidents of this evening in Nice and this unacceptable violence that our police forces mobilized around the prefect and the mayor are doing everything possible to finish curbing » , had tweeted Wednesday at the end of the evening the Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra.

« I deplore the uncivil and scandalous behavior of @fckoeln supporters and the lack of respect for the city which welcomes them in a generous and fraternal way. We will send the invoices related to the damage and cleaning of public spaces to the Cologne club », had tweeted for his part Thursday evening the mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi.

This article has been published automatically. Sources: ats / afp

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