Brussels: Confrontation between Moroccans and Algerians
Via HLN 1, 2 (Dutch)
Two Algerians were arrested Thursday night, after knifing a Moroccan in the Sint-Jans-Molenbeek suburb of Brussels. According to the police spokesperson, there are two nearby cafes in the area, one Moroccan and one Algerian, which regularly leads to problems.
The incident led to a confrontation between the Algerian and Moroccan communities, and the Algerian cafe was smashed up. The two attackers fled to a nearby mosque, followed by about a hundred Moroccans.
The local police managed to get the two suspects out of the mosque, which caused the crowd to direct its anger at the police as well. The crowd followed the police to the police department, with some stone throwing at the police vehicles. The police did finally manage to calm the atmosphere.