Twenty people were arrested in Marseille during incidents between supporters on Wednesday evening, on the eve of the semi-final second leg of the Europa League Conference between OM and Feyenoord Rotterdam, said the Bouches-du police headquarters. -Rhone.
According to this same source, the majority of those arrested are Marseille supporters.
At nightfall on Wednesday, the Dutch had gathered in large numbers on terraces near the Old Port, under the surveillance of French and Dutch police, noted an AFP photographer.
Projectiles were first fired in their direction, according to the Bouches-du-Rhône police headquarters, then Marseille supporters arrived and groups from both sides began to provoke each other.
“There were no major overflows”, insisted Thursday morning the police headquarters, which provides “a rise in power” of the security device for the day around the meeting.
In all, around a thousand members of the police will be present in the city between the “fan-zone” dedicated to Dutch supporters, the city center and the stadium, she detailed.
The meeting was classified as "level 5" in terms of security by the authorities, the maximum level, according to a source familiar with the matter.
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