Seven arrested and twenty injured at the Lille celebration

Seven people were arrested on the night from Sunday to Monday, one of them for trying to run over policemen, and about twenty were injured in Lille in the mass celebration of the victory of the city’s soccer team in the French league.

The Prefecture (Government delegation) specified in a statement that the individual who tried to drive his car against the police was arrested for “attempted murder against the forces of order”; another three for throwing objects; two for setting litter bins, and another for stopping pyrotechnic devices.

Despite the curfew that remains in force in France between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., thousands of people took to the streets of central Lille when their team’s match against Angers ended shortly after 10:30 p.m. (1 -2) that allowed them to maintain a one-point advantage over Paris Saint Germain (PSG), who had to settle for second place despite winning the last match at the Brest field (0-2).

Attempts by the authorities to maintain a police cordon to prevent access to the Great Plaza were soon overwhelmed by pressure from fans, who took possession of the most symbolic space in the city.