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Qatar 2022: Vandalism is recorded in Brussels after Belgium’s fall to Morocco

Different acts of vandalism were unleashed this Sunday in Brussels after the victory of Morocco against Belgium in the World-2022with “dozens of people” attacking street furniture and law enforcement, according to the police.

Even before the end of the game, in the center of the city “Several dozens of people, some of them hooded, sought confrontation with the forces of order, which compromised public safety”the police announced in a statement.

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The police pointed out the use of pyrotechnic material, the launching of projectiles, the presence of protesters armed with bats, a fire on a public road and the destruction of a traffic light.

A man waves a Moroccan flag during clashes between Moroccan fans and riot police in the streets of Brussels, Belgium, on November 27, 2022. (Photo by EFE/EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ) (STEPHANIE LECOCQ/)

“A journalist was injured in the face by fireworks,” according to the police, who decided to intervene with a water cannon and tear gas.

A burning barricade during clashes between Moroccan fans and riot police in the streets of Brussels, Belgium, on November 27, 2022. (Photo by EFE/EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ)

A burning barricade during clashes between Moroccan fans and riot police in the streets of Brussels, Belgium, on November 27, 2022. (Photo by EFE/EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ) (STEPHANIE LECOCQ/)

The security forces asked the inhabitants and fans to avoid certain neighborhoods in the center of the Belgian capital. Several metro stations were closed and streets blocked to limit the crowds.

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“I condemn in the strongest terms the incidents this afternoon. The police have already intervened with determination. I thus discourage fans from going to the center of the city. The police use all their means to maintain public order.reacted the burgomaster of BrusselsPhilippe Close on Twitter.

“I have ordered the police to proceed with administrative arrests of the rioters,” added.

Source: Elcomercio

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