September 17, 2019 / 7:40 PM / a month ago

Amsterdam police detain some 300 Lille football supporters

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch police said on Tuesday they had detained 303 supporters of French soccer club Lille in Amsterdam’s city centre.

In a statement, Amsterdam police said the supporters were suspected of “disturbing public order, lighting off fireworks and violence”.

Lille play Ajax Amsterdam in a Champions’ League match on Tuesday.

Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Catherine Evans and Toby Davis

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