Police ‘aggressive and provocative’ in Paris, Liverpool fans’ groups tell hearing

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  • French parliamentary hearing told children were traumatised
  • Real Madrid supporter says Liverpool fans ‘pacifist and correct’

Paris police were aggressive, provocative and prejudiced against Liverpool supporters from the moment they arrived for the Champions League final in Paris last month, a French parliamentary commission was told on Tuesday.

Addressing the hearing into events in the French capital on 28 May, Liverpool fans’ representatives described the terror of being attacked by police with teargas and pepper spray on one hand and gangs of local muggers and pickpockets on the other at the Stade de France before and after their match against Real Madrid. Children as young as six were “distressed and traumatised” and feared for their lives, the cross-party committee of senators was told.

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Written by Kim Willsher in Paris
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