Soccer and politics

On the road

Yesterday before the city hall meeting started, the Grote Markt square outside city hall changed colors into red and white by supporters of Royal Antwerp FC soccer club who wanted to show their discontent with the handling of the soccer dossier by the Mayor in Antwerp.

Mayor Bart De Wever came out to see some representatives of the supporters and to talk to the press. But as usual the city hall meeting will take two days to complete and the soccer dossier will be discussed only later today.

Emotions ran up high and also yesterday a few supporters made their way up to the fair and tried to start a fight with supporters of rival Antwerp soccerclub Germinal Beerschot. But a massive police presence prevented an escalation and after arresting around 30 people, things calmed down quickly and returned back to normal.

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