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Monday, 09.12.2013, 00:55
Croatia "Hajduk" fans rowdy in Riga; eight arrested
Police in Riga were busy yesterday keeping an eye on about 100 unruly Croatian football fans from Split, who had arrived for last night's game against "Skonto", writes LETA.
After bar-hopping in Old Town all afternoon, the fans headed for "Skonto" Stadium in midtown Riga.
A fistfight erupted between the fans and Municipal Police officers not far from the stadium on Alberta Street. One officer suffered injuries.
A second skirmish occurred right before the game in the stadium between security guards and the mob, who proceeded to occupy a sector in the stands of their own choosing. The guards were assisted by the police, who helped steer the Croatians to the visitors' sector.
A total of eight were arrested for hooliganism, inflicting bodily injury and resisting arrest.