Keyword: supporters

PSG fans clash with police in Paris after Champions League defeat

Cars were burned and shops vandalised when groups of supporters of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) football club clashed with riot police in the French capital on Sunday night after their team lost the final of the Champions League to Bayern Munich.

Suspect in Chelsea fans Paris racism case is ex-policeman and rights worker

The former RUC policeman, 50, was identified as among a group of football supporters who pushed a black man off a metro train last week.

Paris victim of racist-chant singing Chelsea fans files complaint

The French-Mauritanian father of three who was pushed off a metro train by British football supporters said they 'must be found and locked up'.

Shining a light on the heartlands of the French far-right

While this year’s presidential elections in France saw the first return to power of a socialist administration in 17 years, it also landmarked a significant resurgence of the French Front National (FN) party, whose candidate and leader, Marine Le Pen, scored the highest share of the vote the far-right has ever reached in a presidential poll, attracting more than 6.4 million voters. But behind her national score, Le Pen arrived first-placed among the ten candidates in one out of six municipalities across the country. A French researcher has now completed a study of the populations where Le Pen did best, and his findings contradict a number of clichés about its grass-roots supporters. Michaël Hajdenberg and Mathieu Magnaudeix report.