Proven risks of disturbing public order for PSG-Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League

It may well be that the PSG-Maccabi Haifa pre-match on Tuesday in the Champions League (9 p.m.) is hotter than the match itself. It is in any case the fear of the organizers and the public authorities, who fear incidents in Paris and in public transport between the supporters of the Parisian club and the fans of Maccabi Haifa in the hours preceding the meeting.

Flags of Palestine waved in the stands?

The support given by the Collectif Ultras Paris (CUP) to the Palestinian cause as well as the possibility of seeing former members of the Boulogne tribune reappear, constituting, according to the police, a breeding ground for provocations and/or violence. Flags of Palestine, banners and smoke bombs could be brandished in Virage Auteuil.

As The Team announced on Saturday, this match has been classified at risk level 3 out of 5 by the National Division for the Fight against Hooliganism (DNLH), that is to say that it “presents a proven risk of disturbing public order”. In an attempt to prevent or minimize them, around 1,000 police officers were mobilized, which is a significant number.

1,650 supporters called must take place in the Parc des Princes visitor parking lot, which has not been completely filled. Other Maccabi fans were to be featured in the other stands. If identified, some may be re-directed to vacant seats in the visitor area for security reasons.


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