More weapon-carrying Ajax fans stopped by Italian police
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Another 60 weapon-carrying Ajax supporters have been stopped by Italian police, bringing the total to more than 100.
A machete and three knives were among the weapons uncovered, as well as armored gloves, mouth guards and various types of fireworks.
Italian police stopped 54 weapon-carrying Ajax supporters on Monday and said they would be escorted out of the country.
Ajax beat Juventus 2-1 on Tuesday to reach the Champions League semifinals for the first time since 1997. The first leg ended 1-1.
Police have been on high alert following clashes between Ajax and Juventus supporters ahead of the first leg in Amsterdam last week, when water cannons were used by authorities and dozens of fans were arrested.