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World Cup celebrations turn violent in Paris

2018-07-16 15:25
Joyful celebrations following France's World Cup victory turned violent in the evening and night of Sunday (July 15) in Paris, as soccer fans threw projectiles at riot police who responded with teargas. Millions had flocked to the Champs Elysees following Les Bleus' 4-2 victory over Croatia, dancing and chanting in the streets, with festivities eventually turning rowdy. Over-excited fans also wrecked several cars parked near a fan zone set up at the Eiffel Tower. France had mobilized around 110,000 security staff for the Bastille Day festivities on Saturday (July 14) and World Cup final on Sunday.