157 Arrested due to violence
A total of 157 people were arrested after an outburst of violence before, after, as well as during the Poland vs Germany match at Euro 2008, in Klagenfurt, Austria.
A UEFA spokesperson said, “Klagenfurt reported 157 arrests during the match, mainly Germany supporters who were arrested in the city centre but the police said the situation cleared rapidly, nobody was injured and no material damage occurred.”
However, UEFA, the governing body for football in Europe had rejected any suggestion of poor security.
“'We have gone through all kinds of scenarios with Swiss and Austrian police, with the help of European police forces around the continent. There is no specific plan for every match. We think the overall concept works well. Sensitive matches are dotted around the map of Austria and Switzerland. You can turn anything into a sensitive match if you think twice about it” said the spokesperson.
The spokesperson also added “We are not particularly worried about a single episode. We have a global concept we apply, match by match and city by city. It is well rehearsed and we hope also for every match it will work.'
Tags: Euro 2008, Germany