BRUSSELS — Police needed to seal off elements of the middle of Brussels, deploy water cannons and fireplace tear gasoline to disperse crowds following violence throughout and after Morocco’s 2-0 upset win over Belgium on the World Cup.
Dozens of rioters set steps on fireplace and pelted automobiles with bricks. Police moved in after one particular person suffered facial accidents, mentioned Brussels police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere.
Brussels mayor Philippe Shut urged soccer followers to keep away from the town heart and mentioned authorities have been doing their utmost to maintain order within the streets. Even subway and tram site visitors needed to be interrupted on police orders.