PSG fans clash with police after CL loss, many arrested

Paris police say 148 people arrested 'for damage, violence or throwing projectiles' following Champions League defeat

PSG fans clash with police after CL loss, many arrested
IMAGE: A Paris Saint Germain fan taunts French Riot Police outside PSG's Parc de Princes Stadium during violent confrontations between police and fans as the UEFA Champions League final was being played in Paris, on Sunday. Photographs: Kiran Ridley/Getty Images

France arrested 148 people for violent acts as Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) fans clashed with police after Sunday's UEFA Champions League final defeat.

Paris police said on Twitter Monday that the overnight saw 148 arrests "in particular for damage, violence or throwing projectiles."

The PSG fans gathered around the Parc des Princes Stadium to watch the 2020 final on a giant screen that Paris lost 1-0 to German opponents Bayern Munich in Portugal.

However, the late-night conflicts occurred on the Champs-Elysees Avenue.

The Paris police added that as part of the coronavirus measures, 404 others were penalized for not wearing masks in public, which is still compulsory in France.

In addition, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin tweeted that 16 police officers were injured, 12 shops were attacked and 15 vehicles were damaged in the Paris clashes.