Two shops near Champs-Elysees looted after Algeria football win

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PARIS, July 12, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – Two stores near the Champs-Elysees in
Paris were looted on Thursday night, on the sidelines of celebrations marking
Algeria’s latest win in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Several thousand people gathered at the famous landmark in the French
capital after the north African country’s victory against Ivory Coast, which
sent the team into the semi-final of the tournament.

But as fans celebrated, a group smashed their way into two stores nearby,
including a motorcycle shop, an AFP journalist said.

Dozens of people looted the stores, taking helmets, gloves and also
motorcycles.

Police used tear gas to disperse the crowds and at least one person was
arrested, the AFP journalist added.

Football fans traditionally gather at the Champs-Elysees to celebrate key
football victories.

Tear gas was also used to control crowds of Algerian supporters who had
gathered at the Old Port in Marseille to mark the win.

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