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Belgian police detain dozens over unrest in Brussels


 On Saturday, Belgian law enforcement units detained over 20 youths who smashed shop windows and police vehicles on Louise avenue in central Brussels, local media reported.

 

"Thirty youths, who had participated in the manifestation, covered their faces, and headed to the Louise [avenue] where they had damaged shops," Belgian police spokesman Ilse Van de Keere said, as quoted by the outlet.

 

​The RTBF broadcaster reported that the anti-riot police department had been deployed to the scene of the unrest.

 

Also, authorities reportedly deployed a water cannon and a helicopter to the area.

 

​In November, Brussels has faced a wave of riots. In one of the most large-scale cases on November 11, fans of the Morocco national football team were celebrating its qualification for World Cup 2018 next to Brussels Stock Exchange, but the celebration turned violent, with altercations between the police and the celebrants.

 

More than 20 police officers were injured as a result of the incident, while material damages included burnt cars and vandalized storefronts.

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