Belgium-Moroccan World Cup match sparks riots in Brussels, dozens arrested

Belgium-Moroccan World Cup match sparks riots in Brussels, dozens arrested

Morocco’s victory over Belgium in the world cup match sparked riots in Brussels. (Represent)


Belgian police arrested dozens of people and made one arrest on Sunday after Morocco’s victory over Belgium in a World Cup match in Qatar sparked riots in Brussels with a car and several vehicles. electric machine burned.

Riots erupted in several places across the Belgian capital, where dozens of football fans, some carrying Moroccan flags, clashed with riot police with water cannons and tear gas.

Police spokesman Ilse Van de Keere said: “Around 7 p.m., calm returned and preventive patrols were still in place in the relevant areas.”

Police said: β€œThe rioters used pyrotechnic materials, bullets, sticks and set fires on public highways. “In addition, a journalist was injured in the face due to fireworks. It was for these reasons that the police decided to proceed with the intervention, with the deployment of water cannons and the use of tear gas,” police said. .

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and was automatically generated from an aggregated feed.)

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