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A policeman is beaten up and three people are stabbed as football celebrations turn violent in Kerala

An Argentina fan celebrates his team's victory in its final match against France in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Kochi, Sunday night, December 18, 2022. (PTI Photo)

During the celebrations of the World Cup final, clashes erupted in various parts of Kerala. There have been three stabbings in Kannur, while police officers have been beaten up in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, and Thalassery.

Asianet news reported that out of the three, one person’s condition is quite serious. The video of a sub inspector who was beaten up at Thalassery was circulated on social media during celebrations. There has been a registration of a case. Occasionally, people drive over the speed limit.

Watching the World Cup final between Argentina and France on a big screen in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

Also in Ernakulam, celebrations of Argentina’s win turned violent. Several people attacked a police officer outside a metro station at midnight, and a case has been filed.

There’s been a lot of drunken brawls in the state. An under inspector in Pozziyur was beaten, kicked, and dragged on the floor, and he has head and arm injuries.  In custody is the accused.

Lionel Messi gets carried on Sergio Aguero’s shoulders during Argentina’s World Cup celebration.


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