Police detained about a dozen people after violence broke out in several Belgian and Dutch cities after Morocco’s upset 2-0 World Cup win over Belgium.
Riots follow Morocco win at World Cup
Riots broke out in several Belgian and Dutch cities after Morocco’s 2-0 upset win over Belgium at the World Cup.
Police detained about a dozen people after they deployed water cannons and fire tear gas to disperse crowds in Brussels.
Dozens of rioters overturned and torched cars, set electric scooters on fire and pelted cars with bricks after Sunday’s match. Police moved in after one person suffered facial injuries, said Brussels police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere.
Brussels mayor Philippe Close urged people to stay away from the city centre and said authorities were doing their utmost to keep order in the streets. Even subway and tram traffic had to be interrupted on police orders.