Riot police use water cannon on football fans in Brussels

NewsflarePublished: November 12, 2017
Published: November 12, 2017

Celebrations in Brussels to mark Morocco’s return to soccer’s World Cup finals for the first time in two decades turned violent on Saturday night, when crowds clashed with police after setting cars on fire.

A video showed police trucks firing water cannons at crowds gathered in front of the city’s stock exchange and also using a hand-held spray against fans.

According to Brussels police, some 1,500 people had come to celebrate Morocco’s 2-0 win over Ivory Coast, but that around 300 started to behave violently and attacked police officers and firemen called to put out burning cars and dust bins.

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