Rising Soccer Hooliganism Sparks Security Concerns Ahead of Euro 2024

With a surge in soccer-related violence, security concerns mount as Germany prepares to host Euro 2024. German authorities are ramping up law enforcement efforts, deploying 22,000 police officers daily to mitigate threats from hooligans, terrorists, and cyber criminals. The heightened security measures coincide with increased activities in pre-arranged fights and organized attacks.

PTI | Berlin | Updated: 13-06-2024 17:02 IST | Created: 13-06-2024 17:02 IST
Rising Soccer Hooliganism Sparks Security Concerns Ahead of Euro 2024
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A surge in soccer-related violence has fueled security concerns as Germany gears up to host Euro 2024. The German interior ministry announced measures to ensure safety, deploying 22,000 police officers each day, marking the largest deployment since the federal police's inception in 1951.

Interior Minister Nancy Faeser highlighted readiness to face threats from hooliganism to terrorism, with robust support from international police forces. The tournament, spanning 10 cities, presents opportunities for violence, exacerbated by intense soccer rivalries and organized hooligan alliances crossing borders.

Recent incidents underscore the challenges ahead, with clashes in Greece, France, and Germany resulting in severe injuries and police confrontations. As Euro 2024 approaches, avoiding violence becomes paramount, with authorities striving for a balance between aggression and accountability in maintaining order.

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