French police say they have made 148 arrests following riots in the capital after Paris St-Germain’s 1-0 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League final on Sunday.
The clashes occurred on the Champs-Elysees and around the Parc des Princes stadium, where fans had gathered to watch the game on a big screen.
Cars were set on fire and shop windows were smashed, police said: “During the evening of the Champions League final, the police proceeded to: – 148 arrests, in particular for damage, violence or throwing projectiles at #FDO … – 404 penalties for not wearing a mask in the compulsory wearing sector.”
Au cours de la soirée de la finale de la Ligue des Champions, les forces de l’ordre ont procédé à :
– 148 interpellations, notamment pour dégradations, violences ou jets de projectiles sur les #FDO…
– 404 verbalisations pour non port du masque sur secteur de port obligatoire. pic.twitter.com/W0W7gFn9zP
— Préfecture de Police (@prefpolice) August 24, 2020
PSG was bidding to win the Champions League for the first time.