Cyprus police: rival fans’ rock throwing injures 7 officers
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police say seven officers were injured when football fans hurled rocks at each other following a match in the capital Nicosia between crosstown rivals Omonia and APOEL.
Police said on Saturday the officers released tear gas to get fans to back off.
The rock-throwing late Friday also resulted in vehicles being damaged, including three police cars.
A lane on a nearby highway was briefly closed to allow crews to clear the asphalt of rocks and other debris. Police made no mention of any arrests.
The match ended in a 3-1 victory for defending league champion APOEL, which hasn’t lost to Omonia since April 2013.