French Police brutally crash Algeria's Arab Cup celebrations
Following crowning Algeria's national football team as Arab Cup champions, Arab and Algerians take celebrations to the streets of Paris, and French Police brutally attack the celebrators.
France's Police arrested Saturday over 50 Algeria fans celebrating the Dessert Warriors' Arab Cup final win, mostly on the Champ Elysees in Paris, as well as in other French cities such as Lyon and Roubaix, AFP reported.
The Police confirmed Sunday that 32 people were detained and 432 others had been cautioned for "traffic offenses" during the Paris celebrations.
هجوم عنيف من قبل أجهزة الأمن الفرنسية على الجزائريين والعرب أثناء إحتفالهم بفوز الجزائر بكأس العرب في شوارع فرنسا .🇩🇿 pic.twitter.com/spRHNa47HJ— غزة الآن - Gaza Now #عاجل 🚨 (@GazaNownews) December 18, 2021
Arab and Algerian fans celebrated the precious win by proudly raising Algerian and Palestinian flags in French cities.
In addition, people of Gaza eagerly watched the cup final and excitingly celebrated Algeria's win over Tunisia.
Algeria maintains no diplomatic ties with the Israeli occupation regime and has long been an outspoken and avid supporter of the Palestinian cause.
الجزائريين يرفعون علم فلسطين في فرنسا احتفالاً بفوز منتخب الجزائر بكأس العرب 🇵🇸🇩🇿 pic.twitter.com/cdKgmA2tFa— غزة الآن - Gaza Now #عاجل 🚨 (@GazaNownews) December 18, 2021
استمرار الإحتفالات في غزة بفوز الجزائر في كأس العرب 🇵🇸🇩🇿 pic.twitter.com/CqqckE231g— غزة الآن - Gaza Now #عاجل 🚨 (@GazaNownews) December 18, 2021
On December 11, French police also fired tear gas at about 200 Algerians who were celebrating their home country's victory over Morocco in the FIFA Arab Cup.
This comes after Algeria's national football team grasped the 2021 Arab Cup championship held in Qatar after winning 2-0 over Tunisia's national team in the extra time.
In front of 60,456 fans present at Al Bayt stadium in Doha, Amir Sayoud scored Algeria's first goal in the 99th minute of extra time, followed by Yacine Brahimi's second goal in the 125th minute, crowning their country as Arab champions.
After the final whistle, the Algerian coach Madjid Bougherra said "We dedicate the Arab Cup to the Palestinian people and our people in Gaza."
Following the win, Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune congratulated the national team in a tweet.
مبروك يا أبطال العرب..الله يفرّحكم كما فرحتونا— عبدالمجيد تبون - Abdelmadjid Tebboune (@TebbouneAmadjid) December 18, 2021