Tens of thousands of Algerians take to French streets celebrating victory

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Tens of thousands of Algeria fans have taken into French streets celebrating the nation’s second Africa Cup of Nations title, after beating Senegal 1-0 in Cairo.

 

Algerians in France expressed their joy in different cities, including the capitalParis, Marseille and Lyon amid a boosted police presence.

The Desert Foxes sealed their second Cup of Nations in the opening seconds after a goal by striker Baghdad Bounedjah.

 

In Paris, cars honked their horns late into the night waving Algerian flags headed towards the Champs-Élysées to celebrate the Desert Foxes second Cup of Nations.

For its part, France mobilized up to 2,500 police officers around the avenue and the Arc de Triomphe to prevent street clashes.

In Marseille, some 25,000 fans gathered without incident near the Old Port.

 

Algeria supporters in Marseille celebrate the 1-0 victory over Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations final, 19 July 2019.
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