“Burnt vehicles, thrown stones and fire engines”: the riots in Brussels after Belgium-Morocco even make the front page of the New York Times

“Burnt vehicles, thrown stones and fire engines”: the riots in Brussels after Belgium-Morocco even make the front page of the New York Times

This Sunday, excesses erupted across the country following Morocco’s victory against Belgium in the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar. What was supposed to be a party for some has largely gone wrong and many clashes with the police as well as significant damage are unfortunately to be deplored.

The case quickly spread beyond the limits of our borders and landed as far as… the United States! The New York Times, one of the most reputable American newspapers, has given an article to the sad events that have taken place in our country, particularly in Brussels and Antwerp.

“A video shows people in Brussels, the Belgian capital, overturning a car and setting it on fire”, can we read. “Local sources report rioters who also torched electric scooters and threw bricks at other vehicles. The police responded with pumpers and tear gas to disperse the crowds,” they also write.

The American media also exposes the excesses that took place in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands this time: “Images shared online showed burnt-out vehicles in the middle of a street.”

According to an initial assessment, the Brussels police carried out around ten administrative arrests and one judicial arrest following these riots.

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