Police arrest 20 after Barcelona victory party riots (Lead)

May 28th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Barcelona, May 28 (DPA) Spanish police Thursday arrested more than 20 people as rioters disrupted more than 100,000 football fans celebrating FC Barcelona’s Champions League victory in Barcelona’s city centre.
A group of violent fans threw beer cans and bottles at police and journalists on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas boulevard, police said.

The attacks were mainly aimed against a team of Spanish state television TVE that covered the victory party.

More than 100,000 Barca fans gathered to celebrate the team’s 2-0 victory against Manchester United in the Champions League final played in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico Wednesday night.

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