The police are expected to come out with more information after the pogrom in Sofia last night. The riot of the fans from the agitators turned the streets of Sofia into a battlefield.
The situation escalated to clashes with the police. Flying cobblestones and stones, burning cars and bombs resulted in dozens of injuries from both the angry fans and the police.
Emergency services reported to BNT that 24 people were injured in the pogrom yesterday. Seven citizens were hospitalized – one in VMA, one in ISUL and five people in “Pirogov”.
Actions have already begun to search for those responsible for the vandalism, among them fans of the capital, Plovdiv and Varna teams. Some of the provocateurs – ultras – have been detained. A large amount of pyrotechnics, signal pistols, boxes, metal pipes and other items prohibited for mass gatherings were seized.
People from an establishment next to the Sports Palace complained about police arbitrariness. According to them, after fans from the street entered it, the policemen who followed them hit all the visitors indiscriminately. They also used pepper spray.
This morning Sofia wakes up with traces of the riots. The Ministry of Youth and Sports has broken windows. There are still stones, cobblestones, burnt objects and broken cars on the streets, despite efforts to return the city to its normal rhythm.
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