Monday, July 11, 2016

Euro 2016: fifty arrests in Paris, the Eiffel Tower closed Monday – The World

After the incidents of Sunday on the Champs de Mars at the time of the final of the Euro Cup, the Eiffel Tower will be closed to the public Monday, July 11, announced the SETE, the company which operates the monument. The current situation does “allows not to open today (Monday) in proper security conditions” , the company said.

“The overflows led degradations ground “, detailed SETE, explaining ” a significant portion of the court facilities had been damaged, especially the barrier system, shops, benches, bins, signage ‘ .

Sunday, about fifty people were arrested, mostly near the fan zone installed on the de-Mars in Paris near the Stade de France in Saint-Denis , detailed the Paris police headquarters. Charges against the people arrested for “missile throwing, insults, degradations and rebellion against the security forces’ , was it the same source . Some cases of vending were also identified.

In the evening, tension erupted in the outskirts of Mars, after dozens of people have tried to infiltrate the Parisian fan zone, which had reached its capacity of 90 000 people for 19 hours.

the police pelted with projectiles which they have responded with tear gas to disperse them. A water cannon was used in extra time. The situation was under control and the fan zone was emptied in the calm after the game.

“The atmosphere is mostly festive”

the area of ​​the Eiffel tower, trash fires were recorded, as well as motorbike and a car fire. Following these incidents, the prefecture has recommended that motorists do not take direction from the Trocadero, where were repulsed them “thugs.” After being taken to task, a vehicle overturned two pedestrians, one was transported to fear leaving a risk of head trauma hospital.

Traffic was also prohibited from 22 hours between the Concorde and the place de l’Etoile and traders invited to close their windows from 21 hours. It was also forbidden to park in the area until Monday 7:00.

At the end of the meeting, many supporters, mainly Portuguese, converged on the Champs Elysees. “The atmosphere is mostly festive, but showcases impairments were recognized” , reported the police headquarters.

In addition to Lyons, nine people were in custody view at night for “violence, outrages, fireworks detention or obstructing the emergency services’ , did we said police sources to 1 pm 30. An officer was slightly injured by a spray can.


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