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The prefect of police of Paris, Didier Lallement, recognized Thursday morning a “failure” of the police management of the Champions League final organized on May 28 at the Stade de France, but assumes “completely” the figure “from 30,000 to 40,000 people” without a valid ticket.
The prefect of police of Paris recognized, Thursday, June 9, before the Senate, that the police management around the final of the Real Madrid-Liverpool Champions League on May 28 was “obviously a failure”.
“It’s obviously a failure,” said Didier Lallement, mentioning the “jostling or assaulted” people and the “shaken image” of France. “It’s an injury for me,” he added.
On the other hand, he “completely” assumed the figure “from 30,000 to 40,000 people” without a valid ticket near the Stade de France. “The first elements coming from the transport operators confirmed these arrivals at the origin of the figure of 30,000 to 40,000 people located around the stadium,” he said. “It was I who gave this figure to the Minister and, there too, I assume it completely”, he declared.
This figure, taken up by the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, is disputed by many observers, as well as by the British.
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The prefect of police has been heard before the Senate culture and law committee since 10 a.m. Will follow, from 2:30 p.m., several officials of the French Football Federation (FFF): Philippe Diallo, vice-president, Florence Hardouin, general manager, Erwan Le Prévost, director of institutional relations, and Didier Pinteaux, security manager.
Liverpool Mayor Steve Rotheram will also be heard at 4 p.m. He himself was present at the Stade de France and was the victim of pickpockets.