Riots in Brussels over Belgium’s defeat to Morocco within the World Cup, many detained

Morocco’s victory over Belgium in a World Cup match sparked riots in Brussels. (Consultant)


A automobile and a few electrical scooters had been torched in Brussels after Belgian police detained a dozen folks and arrested one on Sunday following Morocco’s victory over Belgium in a World Cup match in Qatar.

Rioting occurred in a number of locations within the Belgian capital the place dozens of soccer followers, some draped in Moroccan flags, clashed with riot police firing water cannons and tear gasoline.

Police spokeswoman Ilse van de Keere stated: “Calm returned at round 7:00 p.m. and precautionary patrolling continues within the related areas.”

“The rioters used pyrotechnic supplies, projectiles, sticks and set the general public freeway on fireplace,” police stated. “Moreover, a journalist was hit on the face by fireworks. For these causes, it has been determined to go forward with the deployment of water cannons and the usage of tear gasoline with police intervention,” the police stated.

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