Soccer-Police make 20 arrests in London after fans celebrate England's win


Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Fans gather for England v Denmark - London, Britain - July 7, 2021 Fans celebrate after the match REUTERS/Tom Jacobs

(Reuters) - London police said they made 20 arrests after fans gathered to celebrate England's 2-1 win over Denmark in Wednesday's Euro 2020 semi-final.

Riot police were on hand as fans celebrated the country reaching their first major final since winning the 1966 World Cup. Traffic came to a standstill at Piccadilly Circus in central London when fans blocked streets and climbed on telephone boxes.

"20 arrests have been made by officers for a number of offences including common assault, public order and assault on police," Met Police said on Twitter https://twitter.com/MetPoliceEvents/status/1412928869615734787.

England will face Italy in Sunday's final at Wembley.

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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