The Argentinians were gathered at the Buenos Aires kiosk, a place that became a meeting point for Argentinians during the 2014 World Cup
The celebration of Boca Juniors fans on Copacabana Beach in the southern zone of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday (2) ended in a brawl with the arrival of organized groups from Fluminense. The two teams will face each other in the Copa Libertadores final on Saturday (4) at Maracanã Stadium.
The Fluminense supporters arrived around 5 pm at the location where Argentinians had spread flags and were singing supportive songs for their club. The Military Police, who were monitoring the Boca fans’ movements, used tear gas to try to disperse the altercation. Two Argentinians and one Brazilian were detained.
One of them was arrested after a chase that led to the waters of Copacabana. A video from the Military Police shows people calling him a racist. The police did not provide the reason for the detention of this man and the other two individuals.
The Argentinians were gathered at the Buenos Aires kiosk, a place that became a meeting point for Argentinians during the 2014 World Cup. Social media posts from Fluminense’s organized groups showed the group walking through the neighborhood streets towards the location.
Source: Folha De S. Paulo