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Last Updated: Saturday, 3 February 2007, 09:24 GMT
In pictures: Italy football violence

Catania fans cover their faces to protect themselves from smoke and tear gas

Police used tear gas to disperse crowds inside and outside the stadium at the Catania-Palermo derby.

Catania's Mark Esudei covers his face from smoke as a dog runs across the pitch

Play was suspended after an hour when the gas drifted onto the pitch, affecting players.

An injured fan with a bleeding hand is helped by a medic

About 100 people were injured in the clashes, while nine were arrested.

An injured policeman, on a stretcher,  is carried out of an ambulance at Catania's Garibaldi hospital

A policeman, Filippo Reciti, was killed when an explosive device was thrown inside his vehicle. Another policeman was critically injured.

Police officers stand outside Garibaldi Hospital

News of Officer Reciti's death provoked grief and anger, with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) deciding to suspend all matches indefinitely.



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Italian league halted by violence
02 Feb 07 |  Football


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