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Arrests made over hooligan clashes on Sunday

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TAGS: Sports, Crime

Police said on Monday that 16 people were arrested over clashes between fans of cross-town rival soccer clubs Olympiakos and Panathinaikos on Saturday evening in the Athens suburb of Zografou.

The clash occurred on the sidelines of a women’ volleyball match between local team Ilysiakos and Olympiakos, when 200 Olympiakos supporters wearing hoods concealing their faces marched to a nearby branch of a Panathinaikos supporters association where they were met with 100 Panathinaikos fans.

The clash involved the use of iron bars, helmets and fire extinguishers. It ended with the intervention of a riot police unit.

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