46 people arrested for riots in the Moroccan derby

Rabat: The Moroccan authorities announced on Monday the arrest of 46 people, including 6 minors, following the riots after the “derby” that brought together Wydad and Raja in Casablanca. The security governorate of Casablanca said, in a statement that he “arrested 46 people, including 6 minors, yesterday, Sunday, because of their suspected involvement in acts of violence linked to sporting riots. “The statement added:” The suspects threw stones at the security forces, injuring 4 policemen and causing material damage to 4 auto private”He continued:” The suspected adults have been placed under surveillance, while the juvenile detainees have been kept under surveillance. “The statement adds:” They are still in investigated with the aim of arresting the remaining participants in the commission of these criminal acts. “And on Sunday, the Moroccan sports team of Wydad defeated Raja Sports, with two goals to one, in a “derby” that brought them together in the city of Casablanca, in the sixth round of the Moroccan League. These events brought back the phenomenon of riots in stadiums in the Kingdom and raised the fear of a repeat of the scenario of similar events. in past, which resulted in casualties. The riots are repeated, such as the one that took place in the city of Fez in mid-October, with the arrest of 35 people and 3 similar events last September, in Casablanca and Rabat, and 39 people in Oujda in June and 160 people in March. the capital, Rabat. And last June, 39 people were arrested in the city of Oujda (northeast) after the riots after the football match between Mouloudia, Oujda and Wydad. And last March the Moroccan authorities announced the arrest of 160 people, including 90 minors, due to the riots of a football match in the capital, Rabat. (Anatolia)