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A lot of smoke on Colombian derby. Plus 315 arrested, 8 injured, 1 dead...
COLOMBIA: Nacional Medellin - Independiente Medellin 11.03.2012
Great smoke shows on both side. Unfortunately we don't have Nacional photos, but you can see their show on videos. Also below text from riots after match. 315 arrested, 8 injured, 1 dead...
Atletico Nacional fan shot and killed after Independiente Medellin clasico
A young Atletico Nacional fan died from a gunshot to the head after an explosive clasico against Independiente Medellin, while eight supporters were taken to hospital and 315 people were arrested in violent scenes.
Johan Camilo Restrepo, 21, died in the Policlinica Municipal on Sunday evening after apparently being attacked by fans from his own team. According to police statements, the youngster was fatally wounded after the game following a botched robbery.
"He was murdered when he tried to take a purse from a 17-year-old girl, who was accompanied by fans of Nacional," explained General Yesid Vazquez, head of the Medellin Metropolitan Police.
FoxSports reports that Restrepo died of his injuries in the Policlinica at the same time that the girl was recovering from three stab wounds. In total eight fans were injured in clashes, one of whom was carrying a firearm when taken to hospital.
The match, won by Independiente 2-1, was marred by fierce clashes between supporters and police. Members of both barra brava attacked police during the game, and caused extensive damage to businesses and residences close to the Estadio Atanasio Girardot.
Police sources informed that in total 315 people were arrested and held for supposed violent acts. A total of 450 knives and other weapons were confiscated by security forces, as well as one pistol which had been abandoned in a nearby garden.