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A cleanup is underway and police have made 30 arrests after the Euro 2020 scoreless match between England and Scotland on Friday night.

Despite coronavirus restrictions remaining in place, crowds of Scottish fans gathered in Leicester Square in central London after the draw between rivals at Wembley.

Red flares were set off as fans, many of whom wore kilts and draped in Scottish flags, sang and cheered.

Metropolitan Police said officers entered Leicester Square around 12:45 p.m. and encouraged people still at the scene to leave the area, which was finally cleared at 1:15 a.m.

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Clean-up begins after Scottish fan celebrations

The force said 30 arrests were made by Friday evening – the majority in central London, with five around Wembley.

There were 13 arrests for disturbing public order, six for impaired driving and disorder and four for assaulting the police.

Three others were detained for further assaults and two were arrested for drug offenses.

Street sweepers traveled to Leicester Square on Saturday morning to clean up the debris, which was mostly empty bottles and cans of alcohol.

Pressure washers were used to clean the area, while some Scottish fans were seen picking up trash.

Scottish supporters gather in Leicester Square ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 match between England and Scotland later this evening.  Picture date: Friday June 18, 2021.
Scottish fans seen rushing to clean up the mess ahead of Friday’s game

An estimated 20,000 Scottish fans made the trip south for the match, although most did not have tickets.

As the Tartan Army celebrated after the standoff gave Scotland their first point of the tournament, a number of dissatisfied Three Lions fans hooted at the final whistle.

However, the result leaves Gareth Southgate’s side second before Tuesday’s final game against the Czech Republic, and close to qualifying thanks to their four-point tally.

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