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12Nov/17

Morocco World Cup win sparks civil unrest in Brussels

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (NOVEMBER 11, 2017) (TWITTER -BEKAH MOLONY) – Celebrations in Brussels to mark Morocco’s return to soccer’s World Cup finals for the first time in two decades turned violent late on Saturday (November 12), when crowds clashed with police, setting cars on fire and injuring 22 police officers.

Images on social media showed overturned, burning cars and broken shop windows in Brussels city centre as well as police trucks firing water cannons at crowds gathered in front of the city’s stock exchange.

Brussels police said that of some 1,500 people had come to celebrate Morocco’s 2-0 win over Ivory Coast, but that around 300 started to behave violently and attacked police officers and firemen called to put out burning cars and dust bins.

More than 100,000 people of Moroccan origin live in Brussels. Belgium saw an influx of Moroccan workers in the 1960s and 1970s.

Prosecutors said that by Sunday morning no arrests had been made, but Belgium’s interior minister vowed to hold those responsible to account, calling the events unacceptable.

18Mar/16
paris attacks suspect salah abdeslam

Most-wanted fugitive from Paris attacks arrested in Brussels – Hollande

French President Francois Hollande and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announce the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, the most-wanted fugitive from November’s Paris attacks.

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07Feb/16
Performers play the dragon dance

Worldwide celebrations for Chinese lunar New Year

China Central Television (CCTV) – Activities have been held across the world to celebrate Chinese Spring Festival, the most important festival in China.
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