BERCY – The Marseille rapper Jul performed Wednesday, November 13th at the Accor Hotel Arena. A concert quickly interrupted by "a group of pseudo ultra supporters of the PSG" indicates the concert hall. These forced entry before using the smoke and attacking the spectators. According to our information, no arrest was made.
– The editing of LCI
A banner "Not Marseille Welcome", smoke and panic scenes: rapper Marseille Jul's Paris concert took place live on Wednesday in the capital. Several dozen people forced the entrance to the Arena AccorHotels, which was attended by around 20,000 people.
"At around 9.10 pm, I saw the banner, witnessed by LCI Cécilia, a spectator present in the gallery, and shortly thereafter I saw a dozen men dressed in black, masked faces, rushing into the pit to enter the crowd and not being captured by security, they broke in during a song, the lights were off, people started to panic ". "A smoke was thrown about 1 / 4h later, it fell back into the middle of the pit." We wanted to leave around 22h, but security had blocked all the entrances because people were trying to enter the room.
Contacted by LCI, the AccorHotels Arena management confirmed that the evening was eventful, due to a "combination of complicated factors". In this case the presence of people in possession of tickets arrived alcoholic, as well as falsified tickets that had a number of individuals. But above all, says the hall, "a group of ultra pseudo PSG fans came to fight with the spectators who were fans of the Marseille artist". According to the AccorHotels Arena, this group attacked the crowd outside, "causing the crowd to move and interrupting the security apparatus. The teams quickly regained control and made contact with troublemakers to expel them ". Other spectators, armed with valid tickets, also attacked the spectators inside the room.
Numerous testimonies are also circulated on social networks. We see the "Marseille Not Welcome" banner, as well as a smoke launched in the crowd, a few meters from the scene. But also images of accidents, with the push at the end of the concert which implies, according to numerous witnesses, this group of individuals presented as ultra Parisians. "I saw a movement of crowds, adds Cecilia, there are spectators who would have been stripped in the pit. The boys were hooded, it was premeditated. The worst is to do it on November 13th."
The "Ultras Paris collective" denies any participation
According to our information, the police were present outside the room. They were asked to intervene because of a hundred alcoholics. No questions were asked. "Despite some clashes, the order was restored by security services," added the management of AccorHotels Arena, stating that the show was able to proceed as planned thanks to the planned device.
At mid-day, the Ultras Paris collective denied any participation in these events. "We will not be held responsible for the fights in a concert simply because their writers wore a PSG shirt, and we firmly condemn and dissociate ourselves from them." this collective in a statement.
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