Police arrest eight Beitar Jerusalem fans for wild protests

June 9, 2013 22:04


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300 Beitar Jerusalem soccer fans converged on Arkadi Gaydamak's home on Sunday evening to protest the sale of the club to Israeli-Chechen businessman Tamir Majidov, police reported.

Eight of the fans were arrested for illegal assemblage, disturbing the peace and assaulting police officers, police reported.

Fans are angry with Gaydamak, as many hold ill feelings toward Majidov for orchestrating the loan of two Muslim players earlier this season, a move that alienated Beitar's right wing fan base.

Allon Sinai contributed to this report.

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