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Recent Incidents: May 5, 2015

Eight Killed After Armed Men Storm Corinthians Soccer Fan Club in Brazil

Armed men have killed eight people in a raid on a Sao Paulo soccer fan club that has close links to a notorious, now-closed prison, Brazilian police said.

Police said witnesses told them that about midnight on Saturday three gunmen stormed the dark and gritty site where Corinthians’ fan group Pavilhao 9 meets underneath a highway overpass. They ordered the victims to lie face down on the ground and shot seven in the head. An eighth man was shot but tried to escape, reached a gas station and was later taken to a nearby hospital where he died.

[Herald Sun]

Ugly Crowd Violence Erupts Before Belgrade Derby as Partizan and Red Star Fans Clash with Police

The Belgrade derby between Partizan and Red Star descended into chaos on Saturday, with the game having to be delayed due to crowd trouble.

The big city rivals played out a goalless draw, but the game was marred by the violence prior to kick-off.

[Mirror]

NSW Police Pepper Spray Fans at Match Between Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory

NSW police have used capsicum spray on fans at an A-League soccer match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory at Parramatta Stadium, with officers injured in the crowd violence.

They said the trouble began during Saturday night's match when fans in the northern stand set off a flare.

[ABC]

Burnley To Ban 21 Fans For Life After Violence in Town

Burnley are to ban 21 people from the club for life following violence in the town last year. The club’s decision comes after those sanctioned were convicted and given football banning orders at Preston crown court earlier this week.

Nineteen of those involved were also given prison sentences ranging from five to 22 months.

[The Guardian]

Police Hunt Fans After Violent Disorder at Rotherham — Millwall Clash

Police have released CCTV images following the shocking clashes between rival football fans when Rotherham United played Millwall FC.

The Championship fixture at Rotherham’s New York Stadium was marred by ugly scenes of crowd violence after the Millers scored in the 85th minute on February 28.

[The Star]

Cycling Race Around Frankfurt Cancelled Due to Terror Threat

Local authorities have canceled a traditional May Day international cycling race around Frankfurt following the arrest of a couple and the discovery of bomb-making material in their home near the route. The Hesse state crime office said late Thursday that the race was called off because of "indications of a possible threat to the population."

The suspected Islamist extremist and his wife were arrested overnight, and police found a bomb, a firearm, ammunition, and chemicals that can be used to make explosives.

[The Olympian]

Fan Dies After Being Hit by Rubber Bullet in Polish Soccer Riot

A man died after being hit by a rubber bullet and 14 police officers were injured in clashes that erupted Saturday during a Polish league football match in the south of the country.

Supporters of the local Concordia Knurow team stormed onto the pitch during the first half against Ruch Radzionkow, with the home team trailing 4-1.

[CTV News]

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