The Belgian police have about a hundred Germans fight in Antwerp riots had broken out leading up to one. Hooligans of the German club Eintracht Frankfurt attacked a supporters cafe in the Deurne district, according to the local newspaper Gazet van Antwerpen.
In the afternoon more than three hundred Germans went to the cafe. The police have a lot of manpower and were able to prevent the hooligans from entering the catering business. “Glass has been broken on the terrace and everything has been thrown,” the newspaper quotes from a police statement. The detainees were taken by bus to a detention center and were only released after the Frankfurt and Royal Antwerp FC match in the group stage of the Europa League.
According to the VRT, the police expressed the hoop calmly, but clearly that the evening is proceeding peacefully. Two water cannons are standing by in Deurne and a helicopter is being deployed. “We are vigilant and prepared for all kinds of scenarios,” says one spokesperson. “We will remain massively present throughout the game and until long after the game.”