Police: court verdicts, trials for football thugs
Warsaw police say eight people have been convicted in summary
procedures and 125 will go before courts following street fights
involving Russian and Polish hooligans when their teams played a
Euro 2012 match.
Wojciech Malek, a court spokesman, said Thursday the charges for
those convicted include assaulting police officers and ”taking
part in illegal gatherings.”
The brawls left 19 civilians and 17 police officers injured.
The court cases will be heard on Thursday.
Police detained 156 Poles, 25 Russians, a Spaniard, a Hungarian
and an Algerian for the fighting around Tuesday’s emotionally
charged game between Poland and Russia, which ended 1-1.
There was no violence at the stadium or in the downtown fan