fans of Mouth Juniors were attacked by supporters of Fluminense on the beach of Copacabanain Rio de Janeirotwo days before the final of the Copa Libertadores that both teams will play on Saturday at the Maracaná stadium.
The Rio de Janeiro police fired tear gas into the arena to stop the ambush that the Boca fans say were set up by the Fluminense fans, who are local.
“We were calm after throwing the flag and many Fluminense fans came running towards the beach,” Felipe Rodrigues, a Brazilian who accompanied the Argentinians’ party, told Télam.
According to Rio police, an Argentinean was arrested after kicking the dog of a Brazilian who was on the beach and throwing a bottle at the police. One person accused him of having committed racist insults.
The police shock troops intervened to clear the fans after 5 p.m. on the traditional Rio beach
It is the second episode of violence that has occurred in less than three days since a man and a woman Boca fans were attacked on Tuesday by members of a faction of the Fluminense fans, an episode for which three Brazilians were arrested.
The riots occurred near the Fan Zone that Conmebol installed in Copacabana.
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