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World Cup: violence erupts in Brussels after Belgium's defeat against Morocco

2022-11-27T16:32:43.879Z

“Dozens of people” targeted street furniture and police forces. A journalist was also injured in the face by fireworks.



Violence erupted this Sunday, November 27 in Brussels after Morocco's victory against Belgium at the Football World Cup, a few "

dozens of people

" attacking street furniture and the police, according to the police.

Even before the end of the match, in the city center "

dozens of people, some of them hooded, sought confrontation with the police, which compromised public safety

", the police announced in a press release .

.

A journalist injured in the face

She reported the use of pyrotechnic equipment, the throwing of projectiles, demonstrators armed with sticks, a fire on the public highway and the destruction of a traffic light.

"

A journalist was injured in the face by fireworks

", again according to the police who then decided to intervene with a water cannon and tear gas.

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A hundred police officers, who suffered projectiles, were mobilized in this intervention.

The police have asked residents and supporters to avoid certain areas of the city center.

Metro stations have been closed and streets blocked to limit crowds.

I condemn in the strongest terms the incidents of this afternoon.

The police have already intervened firmly.

I therefore advise supporters not to come to the city center.

The police are using all their means to maintain public order

”, reacted the mayor of Brussels, Philippe Close, on Twitter.

I have ordered the police to carry out administrative arrests of the troublemakers

,” he added.

Source: lefigaro

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