Berlin Around 90 minutes before the European Cup game between the Bundesliga club 1. FC Union and Feyenoord Rotterdam in the Conference League kick-off, the Berlin police reported the first arrests around the Olympic Stadium.
“One person was arrested after a flare had burned down, 2 others for resisting and assaulting the emergency services,” the security forces tweeted in the evening about incidents in an access road east of the arena.
Incidents with Feyernoord supporters also occurred in two subway stations in the center of Berlin. “U-Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz was completely smoky after igniting a fog pot. At the U-Alex, the train had to be replaced after a door was destroyed. Fans on the journey set off pyro, ”said the police. You stick to “the groups to identify and arrest offenders”.
The police accompanied the high-risk game of the Berlin Bundesliga club because of the Dutch fans classified as violent in the evening (9 p.m. / RTL +) with a large contingent. 2000 forces are in the city into the night to avoid clashes between fans, as a spokeswoman said. The officials announced a quick and consistent action against troublemakers and rioters. A good 5000 fans are expected from Rotterdam.
According to the police, fans of Feyenoord met in the city in the afternoon. Occasionally, smoke pots were burned down. However, there were initially no disputes there. In order to prevent a meeting with the fans of Union Berlin, the Rotterdam fans were advised to take the underground to the Olympic Stadium. Union Berlin fans should take the S-Bahn.
Around 600 police officers were on duty on Wednesday evening and during the night. A total of 71 supporters from Union Berlin and Feyenoord Rotterdam were taken into custody.
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