Hooligans set fire to police vehicle ahead of Coppa Italia final in Rome.
In a strongly-worded Facebok post, Raggi said "a city cannot be besieged" by "groups of organised criminals who, under the pretext of a football match, devastate everything and attack the police."Raggi called for "strong measures" against hooligans, who she described as "idiots" and "barbarians."
She also pointed out that football teams "earn millions and pay millions for footballers' salaries", saying: "It is not right for citizens and administrations to bear the cost of maintaining security."
Raggi also congratulated Lazio on its seventh Coppa Italia title, tweeting: "Complimenti ai biancocelesti per la grande vittoria!"
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Football hooligans clash with Rome police
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