Attanasio Girardot has 14 malfunctioning security cameras and still no arrests due to Sunday's excesses

Attanasio Girardot has 14 malfunctioning security cameras and still no arrests due to Sunday's excesses

The outrage recorded at the Attanasio Girardot Stadium last Sunday after Atlético Nacional’s 1-0 defeat to the Millonarios made it clear that there were 14 damaged security cameras within the playing area, which would make it difficult to identify those responsible. For a fire in the south stand.

Medellín’s security secretary, Manuel Villa Mejía, said that of the 162 security cameras currently installed, 148 are operational and that there is a lack of investment in terms of technology within the stadium surveillance system.

“Our job is to make sure all the cameras are working and we are going to analyze if more cameras are needed for more and better coverage. In addition, we have the task of completing the investments that were left incomplete so that the technical material we have in the stadium can be fully efficient in achieving quick and timely identification of people.

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So far, authorities have not reported any recorded atrocities at the stadium, since a fire broke out at the end of the Colombian Classic in the upper-eastern part of the stands where matches are traditionally held. Los del Sur rods.

Medellin Mayor Federico Gutiérrez requested after the events that “My instructions are to identify those who set fire to the south part of the city.” Furthermore, he described those responsible for these incidents as “gamin” and said that if they were identified, they would be permanently banned from entering the main stage of Antioquia football.

The president concluded, “Here in Medellín, anyone who damages public or private infrastructure will have to answer legally and with their property, but we must say nothing more than that.”

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The excesses were recorded amid a results crisis at Atlético Nacional, which sits seventh in the Apertura tournament with eight points, five points behind leaders Junior, and discord between the club’s directors and a section of the fans. Which led to another series of excesses last year, such as the one after the 5-0 defeat against Medellin at Polideportivo Sur in Envigado.


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