Morocco-Canada: celebrations in Amsterdam and Brussels overflowed again

Last Sunday, after Morocco’s victory, celebrations also turned into trouble in Amsterdam, Brussels and other European cities. This Friday, Morocco had to go down to the surface in Doha and was able to finish its group stage matches. Morocco– Canada ended with the rating of (2-1) in favor of the Atlas Lions, a victory that repeatedly unleashed scenes of joy in European cities to the chagrin of the authorities of these cities who once more were on the alert despite the alerts issued on the eve of the match. After the Morocco-Canada match which saw Morocco win, things also turned sour in Brussels, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and several other cities in Belgium and Holland where several protesters were arrested after being accused of vandalism. In Amsterdam, the authorities intervened on Thursday evening after scenes of celebrations for Morocco’s victory over Canada at the World Cup in Qatar. Nine people were arrested, including five minors, authorities said. During the scuffles, a police officer was injured in the ear according to the Dutch media. The suspects were arrested in various areas of the Dutch capital for various criminal offences, including throwing fireworks at police officers. According to a spokesman for the Dutch authorities, the mood changed from around 6:30 p.m., and people were asked to leave. The cops intervened around 7:30 p.m. “We gave them an hour,” said the spokesman, reported to the media. Riot authorities intervened with long batons and dogs after people failed to respond to a call to leave the scene with symptoms. In The Hague and Rotterdam, the scenes of jubilation were also able to celebrate the victory of Morocco. There, too, heavy fireworks were set off and revelers were sent away. In a district of The Hague, 6 people were arrested for public violence and belongings to heavy fireworks. An officer was injured during the problems. In Rotterdam, a small group caused a problem. They threw rocks and fireworks at officials’ cars. In Brussels, Moroccans sumptuously celebrated the success of the national team in the streets of the capital. At the last whistle of the match, very eventful symptoms also broke out in other Belgian cities. But the authorities did not report any major incidents. On the other hand, the flow and public transportation were disrupted by the many gatherings of people in the street. Fireworks are also set off. Riot authorities were visibly present before the match and were able to prevent rioting. source

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