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At least six people were injured on Saturday in riots near the Famalicão stadium before the match against Sporting de Portugal, current leaders of the First League, which was postponed ‘sine die’ due to a lack of security personnel.

A police spokesman confirmed to EFE that there were injuries in the clashes between two groups of fans who threw bottles and chairs at each other around the stadium, although, according to the same source, “the response of the police is fast.”

By agreement of both clubs

In a statement, the Portuguese League denied the incidents and announced the postponement of the match “with the agreement of the clubs” to a date yet to be determined, as “there are no security conditions for it to be held today or tomorrow.”

He explained that the incidents occurred while the fans were waiting for the doors of the venue to open, which was delayed because the police in charge of ensuring the security of the sporting event did not show up.

The League, surprised by the police

The League expressed itself as “shocked” by the police action and demanded that the Government conduct an “urgent” investigation to determine responsibility for what happened.

The match, scheduled for 18:00 GMT, was initially postponed for an hour, but ended up being ‘sine die’, because the police stationed at the event, in a “sign of protest”, according to the League, ask for “sick leave not to show up.” in the place”.

In recent weeks, Portuguese police officers have taken to the streets across the country to demand better jobs and pay, with massive demonstrations in cities such as Lisbon and Porto.

Source: La Verdad


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