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Fans clash with riot police in Switzerland

Published on 21/05/2008

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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