The Arizona Republic

Brussels sees riots after Morocco beats Belgium at World Cup


BRUSSELS – Police had to seal off parts of the center of Brussels, deploy water cannons and fire tear gas to disperse crowds following violence after Morocco’s 2-0 upset win over Belgium at the World Cup. Dozens of rioters set steps on fire and pelted cars with bricks. Police moved in after one person suffered facial injuries, said Brussels police spokeswoma­n Ilse Van de Keere. Morocco’s victory was a major upset at the World Cup and was enthusiast­ically celebrated by fans with Moroccan immigrant roots in many Belgian cities.

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