New Year's Eve was chaotic in Belgium's capital city with police making over 200 arrests amid widespread fires and property destruction, according to local media.
Preliminary reports indicate at least 211 people were arrested during the night for offenses ranging from arson to shooting projectiles to vandalism.
At least 21 cars and a scooter were either set alight or damaged by nearby blazes, and fire response teams mitigated roughly 75 burning trash cans.
#NewsAlert: Around 211 people have been arrested last night on #NewYear's eve in #Brussels, and around 21 vehicles have been set on fire. #Belgium pic.twitter.com/LzADmcY9GV— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) January 1, 2020
"STIB also reports a series of incidents," HLN reports.
"Around 00.22 hours at the Ypres stop, projectiles were thrown at a tram, breaking the windows; graffiti was sprayed on two metro sets at Erasmus station; a bus shed was destroyed on Sint-Pietersplein in Uccle; and a police car was destroyed for yet unknown reason near the tram tracks at the Raadsplein."
Nieuwe, hallucinante beelden uit #Brussel van oudejaarsavond. Pistolen, molotovcocktails, vernielingen,... Dit is onaanvaardbaar in onze maatschappij. Tijd om Brussel op te kuisen en dit tuig hard aan te pakken. Retweet deze beelden, want dit mag niet in de doofpot verdwijnen! pic.twitter.com/RkqSygwnWJ— Vlaams Belang (@vlbelang) January 1, 2020
Additionally, an unidentified male migrant was reportedly stabbed near a metro station after a skirmish with other men.
The victim, 21, managed to enter the station before collapsing and being rushed to hospital.
Officials hailed a lack of 'major riots' like those which unfolded a year ago, crediting increased police presence around the city for preventing additional mayhem.
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