PSG fans and French police clash with tear gas after Champions League win
Paris St-Germain fans and French police have clashed on the streets of Paris after carnage ensued following their win over RB Leipzig.
The Ligue 1 champions are through to their first Champions League final after a 3-0 victory over their German opponents.
But the event was somewhat marred by celebrations from fans that turned ugly.
Fans ran through the streets with flags and singing but scenes became more violent as the night went on.
Riot police were eventually called as tear gas and non-lethal launchers were used on crowds that descended on Champs-Elysee.
Shocking footage of police charging large swathes of fans have emerged.
Paris is under strict lockdown rules as a result of the Covid-19 virus, which has spiked recently.
People have been told they must wear a mask at all times in the open and anyone travelling to Britain must quarantine for 14 days.
The Champs-Elysee is a famous gathering point for PSG fans, who convene there during time of celebrations.
Video footage shows fireworks being let off and flares as the Arc de Triomphe was clouded in pyrotechnics.
Traffic had been blocked by the large crowds as well as the police, who used batons and tear gas to break up people.
The police were draped in huge riot gear, including body armour and helmets.
Some sections of fans hit back, throwing glass bottles and other missiles as violence grew more widespread.
Supporters also gathered outside PSG's ground the Parc des Princes, where more fireworks and flares were let off.
It follows a night where the French giants reached their first Champions League final after a 3-0 win over Leipzig.
Marquinhos opened the scoring with a fine header before Angel Di Maria doubled the lead just before half-time.
Juan Bernat made sure of the result in the second-half and they will now face either Bayern Munich of Lyon in the final.
That semi-final is set to go ahead on Wednesday night while police activity is set to be ramped up ahead of the Champions League final.
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