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    FIGHTING BROKE OUT TWICE DURING A EUROPEAN CUP SOCCER MATCH BETWEEN AKADEMISK COPENHAGEN AND A.E.K.?

  • Description


    CROWD IN STADIUM; GAME IN PROGRESS; DEMONSTRATION ONTO PITCH; DANISH PLAYERS TUSSLE WITH DEMONSTRATORS; PROTESTORS REMOVED BY POLICE; INJURED DEMONSTRATOR LIFTED INTO AMBULANCE.




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    SPORT: SOCCER

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    Background: FIGHTING BROKE OUT TWICE DURING A EUROPEAN CUP SOCCER MATCH BETWEEN AKADEMISK COPENHAGEN AND A.E.K. ATHENS AT COPENHAGEN FOOTBALL STADIUM LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY) WHEN LEFT-WING DEMONSTRATORS CROWDED ON THE PITCH.

    ABOUT EIGHT MINUTES AFTER THE START OF THE GAME, THE FIRST GROUP OF DEMONSTRATE CAME ONTO THE FIELD. THEY CAME FROM THREE DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS AT THE SAME TIME. THE DANISH PLAYERS TUSSLED WITH THE DEMONSTRATORS, EJECTING THEM FROM THE PITCH WHILE THE GREEK TEAM STOOD BY AND WATCHED. SOME OF THE MORE THAN 12,000 SPECTATORS ASSISTED THE DANISH FOOTBALLERS.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE PROTESTING AGAINST THE MILITARY-BAKED GREEK REGIME.

    THE SECOND INCIDENT OCCURRED AFTER ABOUT FIVE MINUTES OF THE SECOND HALF OF THE MATCH. AN ESTIMATED 50 DEMONSTRATORS WENT ONTO THE PITCH. AGAIN, THE DANISH SCUFFLED WITH THE PROTESTORS, DRAGGING THEM AND THROWING THEM OFF THE FIELD. SOME OF THE DEMONSTRATIONS ATTEMPTED A SIT-DOWN.

    ABOUT 20 POLICE THEN MOVED ONTO THE FIELD AND HELPED RESTORE ORDER. THE GAME CONTINUED AFTER A BREAK OF ABOUT FIVE MINUTES.

    POLICE SAID LATER THAT FOUR DEMONSTRATORS WERE TREATED AT HOSPITAL FOR MINOR HEAD INJURIES, AND 21 WERE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH BREACHES OF THE PEACE.

    THE COPENHAGEN CLUB'S MANAGER, ERNST NETUKA, BLAMED HIS TEAM'S 2-0 DEFEAT ON THE DEMONSTRATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACF9Q5L24HSI1J28JPK2U9FAAG
    Media URN:
    VLVACF9Q5L24HSI1J28JPK2U9FAAG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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