(MENAFN- AzerNews) Cyprus police used tear gas to disperse dozens of football fans
who attacked them following the end of the island nation's league
cup final, Azernews reports, citing Al Arabiya.
Before the final between Omonia Nicosia and AEL Limassol on
Wednesday at Nicosia GSP Stadium, police arrested six people for
possession of fireworks, while a search of the stadium parking lot
turned up a bag containing four Molotov cocktails.
Police then arrested a 16-year-old riding a stolen moped on
suspicion of being among 60 other AEL fans who pelted police with
fireworks and Molotov cocktails outside the AEL clubhouse in
The fans set fire to plastic garbage bins and a nearby car and
dispersed because of the teargas.
A 25-year-old driver of a vehicle near the clashes was also
arrested for illegal possession and transport of 254 shotgun
In Nicosia, fans threw rocks at police, but no arrests were
One officer was slightly hurt on his foot during the Limassol
clashes. In total, some 350 officers were deployed to police the
final which Omonia won 1-0 for its 16th League Cup.
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