PSG fans sprayed with tear gas by baton-wielding riot police in Paris as thousands take to the streets to celebrate their side beating RB Leipzig to reach the Champions League final for the first time ever
- Thousands took the streets of Paris after PSG’s Champions League victory
- Paris is currently under strict measures due to a spike in coronavirus cases
- Police attempted to disperse crowds with tear gas and used batons as well
Police have clashed with PSG fans on the streets of Paris following their win over RB Leipzig, which booked their spot in the Champions League final.
Videos on social media showed that tear gas was used to disperse the partying supporters, and officers have reportedly also beat back some fans with batons.
Paris has strict measures in place regarding Covid-19 after a recent spate of cases, but thousands took to the streets in celebration after PSG’s 3-0 win.
Thousands of PSG fans took to the streets of Paris to celebration their Champions League win
Helmeted riot police try and stop PSG supporters from gathering in public areas
Paris police tried to disperse crowds gathering on the Champs Elysee with tear gas
People in Paris must now wear a mask in a lot of public spaces, and anyone coming to Britain from France must self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival.
The famous Champs-Elysees was a hotspot of action, and fireworks were reportedly fired off around the Arc de Triomphe.
Traffic was blocked on a number of streets as supporters set off flares and waved flags.
PSG fans celebrate while watching their team beat RB Leipzig in the Champions League
Flares and fireworks were set off, and there are concerns regarding coronavirus transmission
Cars honked their horns in the gridlock, but the fans would not be swayed from celebrating their team’s win.
PSG fans also gathered around the club’s empty stadium Parc des Princes, where more fireworks were let off as they looked to party into the night.
Helmeted riot police were called out to certain areas of the city in an attempt to enforce lockdown rules and break up any violent activity.
PSG fans congregate in the streets to celebrate their team’s Champions League progression
After lockdown, the remainder of the Champions League has been held in Lisbon, with the final set to take place on Sunday.
Goals from Marquinhos, Angel Di Maria and Juan Bernat Velasco secured PSG’s first ever spot in the prestigious tournament’s final.
Fans set off flares and fireworks in the streets, but were met by police trying to disperse them
They will play either Lyon or Bayern Munich, whose semi-final match takes place tomorrow evening.
Officials in Paris will be hoping they don’t see a repeat of Tuesday evening’s events on the streets, regardless of the result.
Two fans show their support for PSG with red flares during the Champions League match