BBC: British soccer fans scream "die Glazer die"
A senior policeman has defended his officers' actions after a protest by Manchester United fans opposed to the club's takeover turned violent
Fans were trying to stop new owner Malcolm Glazer's sons from leaving Old Trafford after their first visit. More than 100 officers were deployed as up to 500 protested on Wednesday night. Assistant Chief Constable Steve Thomas said: "In our view, this was a violent demonstration that had the potential to become even more violent." Joel, Avi and Bryan Glazer eventually left the ground hidden in the back of a van. Two people were arrested.
Mr Thomas said hundreds of demonstrators built barricades blocking exits and the crowd erupted into violence, with bottles and bricks thrown.
Many of the fans chanted "die Glazer die" during the protest.