Italian Cup, clashes outside the Olimpico before Lazio-Atalanta: police charged and fired tear gas


Clashes out to Olympic stadium in Rome when there are just under two hours from the kick-off, scheduled for 8.45pm, of the final of Italian Cup between Lazio is Atalanta. There police, deployed in riot gear, responded with charges and using both hydrants that tear to try to disperse the groups of ultras Lazio who have launched at least 30 card bombs, Besides cobblestones, smoke bombs and bottles of beer at the address of the police.

It has also been given to flames a car of the local police in the Ponte Milvio area: the car was hit – as far as we learn – by a molotov cocktail and a policeman remained injured to an eye. At least 10 people have been stops from carabinieri and police to be identified after several attempts to scatter violent fans. Thanks to the intervention of mobile departments, the tension has dropped around 19:45 after more than half an hour of clashes.

There Digos Roman, as explained in recent weeks by, he feared that on the occasion of the final the respective organized supporters could look for the clash: the relations deteriorated in thelast October, when dozens of Bergamo fans mixed with the "twins" of theEintracht Frankfurt, making themselves responsible for raid to the detriment of the biancocelesti both in the first leg match Germany that in that of return in the Capital the December 13th.

For this the Interior Ministry, in view of the arrival of approx 23 thousand fans from Bergamo, has placed impressive security measures with over 20 thousand men committed to the management ofpublic order in the Capital and throughout the route of the buses departing from Lombardy.


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