People set fire to electric cars and several scooters in violence sparked by Belgium’s defeat
According to the police, the rioters took to the streets armed with fireworks and sticks.
The riots were brought under control with the deployment of water cannon and the use of tear gas.
Brussels. Riots broke out in the Belgian capital on Sunday following Belgium’s defeat to Morocco in the ongoing Football World Cup match in Qatar. In the violence sparked by Belgium’s defeat, people set electric cars and several scooters on fire. According to a report by news agency Reuters, local police have detained dozens of people who clashed with riot control police. Riots were seen in many places of Brussels, in which the police had to face a lot of difficulties in pacifying them.
On the riots, police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere said that peace returned at around 7 pm and precautionary patrolling continued in the relevant areas. At present, the police is constantly keeping an eye on the mischievous elements, who can once again create an atmosphere of unrest in the city. At the same time, a police team is interrogating the people taken into custody, so that the clear reason for the riots and the conspirator can be found out.
A journalist was injured in the riots
According to the police, the rioters came out on the streets armed with fireworks and sticks. Also, they had many inflammable materials, with the help of which they set many vehicles on fire. Police said that a journalist was also injured in the face due to fireworks. In view of the increasing violence, senior police officers approved the deployment of water cannon and the use of tear gas, after which the situation was brought under control as soon as possible.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 28, 2022, 07:09 IST