After another football riots in the EM host country Poland, the Government in Warsaw has enforced hard. On Tuesday, the Polish Police arrested 21 registered hooligans.
Warsaw (SID) - after further football riots in the EM host country Poland hard enforced the Government in Warsaw. On Tuesday, the Polish Police arrested 21 registered hooligans. "We have identified the perpetrators of violence and arrested," Police Chief Andrzej Matejuk of the news agency PAP said. More arrests would follow in the next few days.
A week ago it had come during the Cup match between Legia Warszawa and Lech Poznan (5: 4) in Bydgoszcz to serious riots. Hooligans of the playing field, demolished advertising gangs, damaged an auditorium and attacked photographers stormed after the final whistle. Only through the use of water cannons, the police could bring the situation under control.
These recent events have sparked a renewed debate on the necessary fight against hooligans in Poland. Meanwhile, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has switched. Tusk told to the police and the Minister of the Interior to give him details of the acts of violence.
The European Football Union (UEFA) had repeatedly criticized in the past for hooligan violence Poland who destroyed the "image of the country". The Polish Government then announced more stringent laws and a zero tolerance policy towards violence for Euro 2012, which will be held in Poland and the Ukraine.