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Police detain hooligans after Stockholm clash

The Local · 3 Aug 2012, 08:18

Published: 03 Aug 2012 08:18 GMT+02:00

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The brawling had already begun before the game with clashes between supporters in the Stockholm district of Kungsholmen, and continued at the Råsunda stadium where the game took place, according to police.

Police told news agency TT that they didn’t have enough manpower to start with.

“We had too small a number of officers at the beginning but it turned out alright after we called in an extra 50 or so,” said Per Wetterlind of the Stockholm police to TT.

After the game, the brawling continued to flare up in different parts of central Stockholm.

After twelve hours of clashes in the capital, the police finally had enough, rounded up some 50 Polish supporters and dropped them in the Stockholm suburb of Huddinge in the hope to cool the situation down.

“It is fairly obvious that all these people really were keen to fight,” said Anders Jönsson of the local police to daily Dagens Nyheter (DN) stressing that both sides were equally as bad.

According to police, several people were injured in the brawling, a handful were arrested on suspicion of rioting and aggravated assault and some 30 were taken into custody.

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12:56 August 3, 2012 by prince T
I am appaled at d increasing violence in swedish football. We used to be known for r peace. What is going on. Somoene pls explain?
05:21 August 5, 2012 by MitchXXX
You are tooo far liberal with the hooligans and the criminals and they take advantage of the system.It is time to update you law.May be it was different in the 80's but now Sweden is not the same and the population has changed too.So if you don't change the system soon it will be too late.It is good that they show tv programs like "Cops" so you can learn how the Police should act and handle situation like this.Just sending few officers half of them blond Swedish beauties/despite I like them ; )/ wont scare those people at all.Ask the Brits if you don't believe me.
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