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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

France, finalists in Qatar: Celebrations in Paris and events after the win against Morocco

Paris.- france will play with argentina The World Cup final in Qatar sparked celebration after beating Morocco in the semi-finals this Wednesday Roads across the country, which were packed with motorists and common people who came out to celebrate, but soon broke events in different cities Like last Saturday after Morocco’s victory against Portugal, which forced the forces of the order to throw tear gas. The Blues qualify for the final match of the competition on Sunday, where they will look to defend the title they won in Russia in 2018,

In Paris, the festivities were particularly focused on the Champs-Élysées. Thousands of people gathered on the traditional avenue to celebrate the classification, amid a significant security measure. Police feared overflow as happened after Morocco’s victory over Portugal on Saturday night.

A Police Truck Next To Protesters On The Champs Elysees Celebrating France'S Qualification (Ap Photo/Louise Joly)
A police truck next to protesters on the Champs Elysees celebrating France’s qualification ( Associated Press Photo/Louise Joly)Louise Jolly – Associated Press

Videos taken by bystanders show clashes between protesters, leading police to fire tear gas to disperse some of the violent protesters.

in Montpellier, 14-year-old boy dies after being hit by car violently by a car after the match, as announced by the Hérault Prefecture. As indicated, the minor was shifted to the hospital with full urgency, but he died soon after medical treatment.

An investigation was launched which found the car involved, which was placed under suspension of pay. However, the driver is absconding and the police is on the lookout for him.

In shocking pictures you can see how a white colored car runs over several people and then runs away. Though the people present tried to stop them, but to no avail.

President of the French Council of the Muslim Faith, mohammed moussaouiCondemned the minor’s death on social networks and asked that “every effort should be made to arrest the perpetrator of this heinous crime.”

And he added: “A motorist ran over Moroccan followers in Montpellier, leaving a child between life and death. Our prayers for them and our support for their loved ones.”

Incidents also took place in the streets of Paris near the Arc de Triomphe.

Police Fired Tear Gas To Disperse Violent Protesters
Police fired tear gas to disperse violent protestersLouise Jolly – Associated Press

In Lyon there were also clashes and actions by the police forces.

The riots spoiled a festival which had started with enthusiasm and peace.

“We are in the final, we are in the final!” (“We’re in the final, we’re in the final!”), hundreds of fans sang this traditional French soccer chant, gathering on the famous Paris avenue despite the prevailing cold, while cars that descended on the Champs-Élysées honked their horns. made a sound.

“This is the party, we’ve won, we’re in the finals. For me, we won without a doubt (final on Sunday), That’s the star for us. I wanted to experience it on the Champs-Élysées, it happens once in a lifetime,” 18-year-old Anna Issa told AFP, who traveled from Reunion Island to Paris “because she couldn’t go to Qatar.”

“I’m happy to be back in the final, it’s the second time in four years (after 2018),” said 24-year-old Sylvain Badin. “And what a pleasure to face Argentina (in the final). I have come to participate in the moment of joy ”, he added before folding and putting away his French flag to look for a mate. During the game, a few dozen Moroccan fans had gathered with their country’s red flags to follow the game on their mobile phones.

Moroccans make up the second largest immigrant community in France, right behind Algerians. In recent months, relations between the two countries have been strained due to limits imposed by Paris on the granting of visas to citizens of the African country.

Police Officers Control The Celebration In Paris (Ap Photo/Louise Jolie)
Police officers control the celebration in Paris ( Associated Press Photo/Louise Jolie)Louise Jolly – Associated Press

According to the latest police count, at least 170 people were arrested on Saturday.

Around 10,000 policemen were mobilized in France to quell riots by fans of both teams this Wednesday.

“We have lost, but it is only football, we have made history by reaching the semi-finals (…) We are proud of our country and happy for France”.said Kamal Seddiqui, a 22-year-old student from Morocco.

Motorists parade in celebration this Wednesday In a noisy caravan through the capital of Paris already decorated with Christmas decorations and lights.

In many places in Paris, protesters sang the national anthem, the Marseillaise.

However, in some cities there were events tonight. In a string, a group of hooded fans insulted the Moroccan fans while both flared up. The newspaper reported that several hooded men followed the Moroccans, chanting: “Arabs out!” le figaro,

for his part, in NantesMany fans from both sides have gathered who have launched fireworks, although at the moment no arrests or injuries have been recorded in any French department.

The final will also be held this Sunday Scorers’ duel in this World CupAs Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain team-mate French Kylian Mbappe head that table with five celebrations, one more than his teammates Olivier Giroud and Julian Alvarez.

AFP and Associated Press agencies

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