May 24, 2008

Football fans and African youths clash in Brussels

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - More than 200 Anderlecht football fans and youths of African origin clashed on Friday in fighting organised on the Internet which left police officers injured and led to widespread vandalism, a police spokesman said.

Police said the violence had been organised through a Web site calling for an "attack on all white fans of football club Anderlecht".

Update 2/26/08:
Police said on Saturday they believe the fighting a day earlier was organised over the internet after a website called for an "an attack on all white fans of Anderlecht footclub".

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