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Ice hockey fans attack police

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After the ZSC game in Rapperswil

Ice hockey fans attack police

Supporters of the ice hockey club ZSC Lions sought a confrontation with opposing fans on Saturday during the game in Rapperswil-Jona. They threw pyrotechnic objects at the police forces, who wanted to prevent a meeting.

The St. Gallen canton police were on duty at the ice hockey game between the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers and the ZSC Lions with several dozen police officers from the early afternoon until well after midnight.

Around 60 ZSC supporters and a group of friendly SC Freibug fans were involved in the riots, as the St. Gallen canton police announced on Sunday. After the game, they moved to the center of Rapperswil and sought a dispute with the local Rapperswil-Jona Lakers fans.

Canton police forces were able to prevent the fan groups from meeting. During their march through Rapperswil, the ZSC and Freiburg fans threw firecrackers at the police forces.

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