Riots in Brussels after Morocco qualifies for the World Cup

Sunday, 12 November 2017 18:21
Around 300 people were involved in riots in Brussels city centre on Saturday evening.
Police said it all kicked off a few minutes after the Moroccan national team qualified for the next World Cup in Russia.

Morocco beat the Ivory Coast 0-2 on Saturday evening, during a World Cup 2018 qualifier.

The troublemakers gathered on avenue de Stalingrad and headed towards the Stock Exchange. They also started to vandalise the decorations that had been put up for the Plaisirs d’Hiver. A car was burned on Place Fontainas.

Police used a water cannon to break up the crowd, but no-one has been arrested.

Sarah Johansson (Source: Belga)
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