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Policing stepped up as Dortmund fans vow to renew RB Leipzig protests

Policing stepped up as Dortmund fans vow to renew RB Leipzig protests
From ESPN - October 12, 2017

Borussia Dortmund supporters are set to continue their protests against RB Leipzig when the clubs meet at the Westfalenstadion on Saturday.

In February, there were outbreaks of violence before the game between the two sides in Dortmund, with visiting fans attacked. Ten Leipzig supporters and four police officers were injured.

Dortmund police have told "hooligans and criminals" that they will make "huge efforts" to protect away fans from "harassment and attacks."

But supporter alliance Sudtribune Dortmund said they would voice their opposition to RB Leipzig, who are funded by soft drink manufacturer Red Bull and have been the target of protests from fans of several other clubs.

"[Red Bull owner] Dietrich Mateschitz's project is to be scorned as much today as it was back then," a statement on the Sudtribune Dortmund website said, accusing Red Bull of using football as a marketing platform.

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