Riot Police in Chile had their work cut out at Santiago’s National Stadium over the weekend.
A gang of hardcore football fans known as the Garra Blanca and who are aligned to local side Colo Colo clashed with police before an A-league match with Barnechea.
A variety of projectiles – even a security booth and urinals were – thrown at police on the steps of the stadium.
Also damaged in the violence was a memorial outside the stadium for thousands of prisoners detained at the site during Augusto Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship of the country.
Authorities have asked the two club’s to help identify those responsible for the clashes in order to bring them to justice and ban them from future football matches.
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