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French football fans clash with riot police in Paris after Les Bleus defeat Belgium to reach World Cup final

The beautiful game turns ugly: French football fans clash with riot police in Paris after Les Bleus defeat Belgium to reach World Cup final
Thousands had gathered at the city centre to watch France’s semi-final victory over Belgium.

French football fans clash with riot police in Paris after Les Bleus defeat Belgium to reach World Cup final

French football fans clash with riot police in Paris after Les Bleus defeat Belgium to reach World Cup final

 

Dozens of rowdy football fans fired missiles at police as celebrations over France ‘s World Cup semi-final win against Belgium turned ugly.

Gendarmes were forced to fire tear gas to disperse the hostile crowd as they threw objects in their direction near Paris’ Champs Elysee.

Debris including plastic traffic barriers, metal railings and even a sofa were all placed in the middle of the street after thousands massed near the Arc de Triomphe monument to celebrate the French victory.

French football fans clash with riot police in Paris after Les Bleus defeat Belgium to reach World Cup final

A line of riot police and armoured vehicles were mobilised to remove the agitated mob from the area.

Fleeing protesters erected barricades using metal railings to disrupt their advance through the street.

French football fans clash with riot police in Paris after Les Bleus defeat Belgium to reach World Cup final

French football fans clash with riot police in Paris after Les Bleus defeat Belgium to reach World Cup final

French football fans clash with riot police in Paris after Les Bleus defeat Belgium to reach World Cup final

French football fans clash with riot police in Paris after Les Bleus defeat Belgium to reach World Cup final

Source: Mirror

French football fans clash with riot police in Paris after Les Bleus defeat Belgium to reach World Cup final

 

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