Fans clash with riot police in Switzerland
Rubber bullets and tear gas had to be used to break up the fans in St Gallen on early Wednesday.21 May 2008
ST GALLEN - Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to break up fans in St Gallen in north-east Switzerland early Wednesday.
Violence erupted in the Espenmoos stadium where fans started to smash up seats and equipment following their team's 2-0 defeat by FC Bellinzone, according to a statement issued by police.
More than 100 anti-riot police and other officers came under a hail of objects thrown by supporters.
The match was the last to be played at ground before the team switches to a new stadium.
The violence comes just a few weeks before Switzerland co-hosts the 2008 European championships with Austria.
[dpa / Expatica]
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