Incidents in central Brussels following Morocco’s 2-0 victory over Belgium at the Qatar World Cup. Hundreds of ‘Lions of the Atlas’ fans gathered in the street to follow the match and then celebrate. Cars have been overturned as police are deployed, broadcaster BFMTV reports.
There police opened fire hydrants against Morocco fans. A hundred officers intervened to respond to the riots that had already started before the end of the football match. “The police have already started to respond with force. I ask all fans not to come downtown,” wrote the mayor of Brussels, Philippe Close. In Rabat, however, it was joy that dominated.