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103 police injured in Moroccan football violence

Violence broke at a Moroccan football match on Sunday which left more than 100 police officers injured, confirmed the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).

Some fans, including 90 teenagers reportedly carrying knives “were arrested for their alleged involvement in acts of violence, drunkenness, throwing stones, causing damage and setting fire to a vehicle.”

The violence occured at the end of a Throne Cup game between AS FAR, the Moroccan Armed Forces club based in Rabat, and Maghreb de Fez (MAS).

AS FAR suffeed a 2-0d defeat and the club’s fans invaded the pitch to face down rival supporters, according to local media.Police were bombarded with projectiles as they intervened.

The DGSN said 103 police injured while 57 supporters were also hurt.

“At this stage of the investigation, a lot of damage to the facilities at the Moulay-Abdallah stadium has been recorded. A motorcycle was set on fire and 33 police and private vehicles were also damaged,” added the DGSN.The Moroccan football federation will meet next week to discuss the violence and sanctions are expected.”

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