Khan’s London: Algeria Fans Block Streets, Hurl Fireworks, Trash Police Cars After Football Win by Jack Montgomery for Breitbart
London-based fans of Algeria’s association football team celebrated its win in a match in the Africa Cup of Nations by pouring into the streets of the hyper-diverse British capital to block traffic, hurl fireworks, and trash police cars.
While much of England was celebrating England’s first-ever win in the Cricket World Cup, London residents with roots in Algeria were enjoying the North African country’s win over Nigeria — with many taking to the streets to celebrate the team’s victory in boisterous fashion.
Fans blocked roads in Finsbury Park, Piccadilly Circus, Walthamstow, and Southwark, according to The Sun, stranding cars and buses.
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Photographs and videos from the scene show revellers scaling one of the city’s iconic double-decker buses, lighting flares, and launching fireworks down the streets, with reports that at least one police car was damaged by fans climbing on top of it and jumping on the windscreen.
A police car has just been trashed by having its windscreen jumped on #FinsburyPark pic.twitter.com/W3KtnjMNSP
— Rob Hastings (@robhastings) July 14, 2019
Big local support for Algeria round our way… pic.twitter.com/dFVmgITiFl
— Dr Catrin Griffiths (@thelawyercatrin) July 14, 2019