Police arrest 15 in Dortmund football violence

AP, Wednesday 26 Oct 2011

Dynamo Dresden supporters disrupt match in Dortmund as police report number of people injured in football violence at a 12-year high

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Dresden's supporters light fireworks before their DFB second round German soccer cup (DFB-Pokal) match against Borussia Dortmund in Dortmund October 25, 2011. (Photo: Reuters)


Police say 15 people were arrested and several injured in clashes between officers and violent supporters of Dynamo Dresden during a German Cup match at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

Dortmund won 2-0 to advance to the third round.

Dresden’s supporters clashed with police before, during and after the match.

The game was briefly interrupted several times when Dresden fans threw firecrackers and flares onto the field. The clashes came as German police reported that the number of people injured in violence at matches in the top two divisions last season reached a 12-year-high.


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