Croatian football fans clash with Czech police in Prague

02-10-2008

Around 150 fans of the Croatian football club Dynamo Zagreb have clashed with police in Prague. The incident occurred late Wednesday night ahead of a match planned for Thursday between Dynamo Zagreb and Prague’s Sparta. According to Czech police, one of their officers was injured while no injuries were reported among the fans. Around 45 police as well as numerous security guards were involved in the clash, with reports suggesting Dynamo Zagreb fans marched on Wenceslas Square while throwing numerous missiles. Police surrounded the fans and gradually calmed the situation. The incident is believed to have been fuelled by an incident in August in which some nationalist Sparta fans hung a banner supporting the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic – who had just been arrested at the time.