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Armenian Police clarify incident involving Wales football fans

The Armenian Police have provided clarification regarding the incident involving Welsh football fans.

According to Police, on November 18, at approximately 1:18 a.m., a report was received by the operational control center of the Police regarding an argument and fight on Pushkin Street.

On the same day, at 1:39 a.m. and 1:43 a.m., the operational control center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs received reports that several individuals were assaulting a citizen near the statue of Aram Khachaturian.

Officers dispatched to the scene reported an altercation between Welsh rung football fans near 43 Pushkin Street. According to Police, they were drunk and rudely violated public order, engaging in physical altercations that resulted in injuries. The quarrel then continued at the intersection of Mashtots and Sayat-Nova avenues.

Fifteen Welsh nationals and one citizen of New Guinea were arrested and transferred to the police division on suspicion of hooliganism.

Another 16 individuals were arrested for being in a public place under the influence of alcohol and then released.

The Police note that participants in the incident disseminated information through the media, much of which does not correspond to reality. It strongly urges against publication of unverified and inaccurate information.

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