After riots in Nice: Five suspects arrested – Rhineland – news

The five men between the ages of 22 and 43 were accused of serious breaches of the peace and dangerous bodily harm, said Cologne Kripo chief Michael Esser. A total of 16 suspects have been identified so far, all of whom are already known as “violent sport offenders”, three of them even as intensive offenders. Around 400 officers searched the homes of the 16 suspects on Wednesday.

Riots at the game Conference League

On September 8th, the 1st FC Cologne as part of Conference League played against Nice. FC-Supporters beat opposing fans and blasted them with pyrotechnics. About 40 people were injured, including nine police officers. Of the FC was horrified afterwards and announced that identified rioters would be banned from the stadium and expelled from the club.

the 1st FC Cologne have already had to pay a fine of 100,000 euros and fans will not be able to buy tickets for the next two away games. In addition, the burning of pyrotechnics, the throwing of objects and the riots in the stands in Nice were punished. The kick-off was delayed by an hour due to the riots, and the game ended 1:1.

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