Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Euro 2012 :Serious Violence Before the Match

100 people were sent behind the bars in serious disturbances prior to the start of the Euro 2012 clash between Poland and Russia in Warsaw..

Police confirmed in their statement, that there are 10 people who got injured with seven Polish, two Russians and one German - but according to the cited medical agencies none of the injuries were life-threatening.

Officers from the Anti-Riot Unit and the Criminal Department are involved in the ongoing operation, and the police said they expected the number of arrests to continue to grow.

A statement from the Polish police, released via, read: "There are more than 140 hooligans caught by the Police because of disorders in Warsaw - firstly during the march to National Stadion, secondly in the Fanzone in Plac Defilad Square.

"Among the kept persons there are fans of both teams - Russian and Polish. All the incidentstook place 
before the match. There are 10 persons, who are injured: 7 Polish, 2 Russians and 1 German - their lives are not in danger concerning the information from medical service.

“The police operation is still lasting. The police officers are checking the surveillance system, police cameras and still (plan to) identify the hooligans who took part in the disorders. Further arrests are planned.''

A Warsaw police spokesperson also told Press Association Sport: "We are still monitoring the situation and trying to identify the supporters involved. The operation is not over from our side as we continue in our attempts to catch those who are causing trouble."

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