282 held over unrest in France post-Algeria win

Algeria supporters celebrate after Algeria won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) semi-final football match against Nigeria, on the Champs-Elysee avenue in Paris on July 14, 2019. - Riyad Mahrez rifled in a stoppage-time free-kick to earn Algeria a dram

A total of 282 people were arrested in France after unrest following the Algerian football team's qualification for the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, the interior ministry said Monday.

Riotous celebrations erupted across the country after Algeria beat Nigeria 2-1 in the semi-final. The arrests were made nationwide on Sunday evening, the ministry said.

 

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