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Cities revolted after the pitiful loss of Belgian team

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The Mobile Unit (ME) was deployed on Sunday evening in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and The Hague when riots arose after Morocco’s World Cup victory over Belgium. In the process, two police officers were injured. Meanwhile, calm in the three cities has virtually returned, police spokespersons say. Several people have been arrested.

The ME carried out charges in Rotterdam. Among other things, glass and fireworks were thrown at officers. A group of around five hundred supporters created a grim atmosphere, Police reported.

At about 19.30 it became calmer. Two people were arrested and two officers were injured. “One suffered hearing damage and the other got something against his head,” said a spokesman. Police do not rule out more arrests.

On the Mercatorplein in Amsterdam-West there was also a lot of nuisance. Fires have broken out, fireworks have been set off and people have set a car on fire. Calm has returned to the square. One person has been arrested and the police in Amsterdam do not rule out more arrests.

In The Hague it was restless on the Vaillantplein. Fireworks were thrown and supporters of the Moroccan national team opened car doors of passers-by. The calm has also returned. One person has been arrested.

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