The platform for Belgium's international community

Search form

menu menu
  • Daily & Weekly newsletters
  • Buy & download The Bulletin
  • Comment on our articles

Football fans cause riots in front of the Bourse

20:53 20/03/2016

Several Standard Liège supporters on Sunday afternoon caused riots at Place de la Bourse in Brussels city centre, according to local police. The pre-metro stations Bourse and Anneessens were temporarily closed following the incident, writes Brusselnieuws.

According to police reports, Standard supporters attacked people on the street and pelted the police with various objects. A water cannon was used to subdue the rioters.

As a precaution, the pre-metro stations Bourse and Anneessens were temporarily closed until the police could separate out the fans with a ticket to the Belgian Cup final against Club Brugge, and put them on the metro to the stadium.

Standard Liège claimed their seventh Belgian Cup title by beating holders Club Brugge 2-1 in Sunday's final.

Written by Robyn Boyle