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May 7, 1990 | Associated Press
Police fought 500 rioting soccer fans after FC Bruges won the Belgian league championship Sunday, and fighting also broke out in Holland and Germany. Seven policemen were injured and 42 people were arrested. In Nijmegen, Dutch police arrested 34 Ajax Amsterdam fans between in street rioting. Police clad in riot gear made two baton charges to disperse crowds of up to 250 Ajax fans in the southeastern city, where their team tied NEC, 1-1, to win the Honor Division soccer title.
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November 19, 1991 | Reuters
Belgian miners pelted riot police with stones, bottles and ball bearings in Brussels on Monday, injuring 27 officers and a free-lance photographer. More than 1,000 officers confronted an estimated 1,200 out-of-work coal miners from the Flemish region of Limbourg who were demonstrating after recent mine closings, a police spokesman said.
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May 7, 1990 | Associated Press
Police fought 500 rioting soccer fans after FC Bruges won the Belgian league championship Sunday, and fighting also broke out in Holland and Germany. Seven policemen were injured and 42 people were arrested. In Nijmegen, Dutch police arrested 34 Ajax Amsterdam fans between in street rioting. Police clad in riot gear made two baton charges to disperse crowds of up to 250 Ajax fans in the southeastern city, where their team tied NEC, 1-1, to win the Honor Division soccer title.
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July 14, 1987
Britain's highest judicial panel overturned a lower court decision and granted Belgium's request for the extradition of 26 English soccer fans to stand trial for a riot at a Brussels stadium in May, 1985, that left 39 dead. A defense lawyer said the fans would appeal the decision by a five-judge panel from the House of Lords. Fans of the Liverpool soccer team rioted before a European Cup Final against an Italian team, triggering a stampede and the collapse of a wall that crushed some victims.
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September 11, 1987
Involuntary manslaughter charges were filed against 25 British soccer fans for rioting during the 1985 European Cup final in Brussels in which 39 people were trampled to death. Each of the 25 was also charged with less-serious crimes. The 25 Britons will remain jailed in Belgium, in preventive custody through their trial, which is not expected until later this year or early next.
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November 19, 1991 | Reuters
Belgian miners pelted riot police with stones, bottles and ball bearings in Brussels on Monday, injuring 27 officers and a free-lance photographer. More than 1,000 officers confronted an estimated 1,200 out-of-work coal miners from the Flemish region of Limbourg who were demonstrating after recent mine closings, a police spokesman said.
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October 18, 1988 | From Reuters
A Belgian judge walked out of the courtroom Monday after clashing with a lawyer for British soccer fans who were charged with manslaughter in a Brussels stadium riot that killed 39 people. Judge Pierre Verlynden later suspended the trial until today. Lawyers launched an aggressive defense for the 26 Britons charged in connection with the deaths in May, 1985. They disputed the validity of a police video film and sought to call new witnesses.
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January 9, 1988 | Associated Press
Twenty-six British soccer fans will be tried for manslaughter in the 1985 Heysel stadium riots that left 39 dead and 450 injured, a court ruled Friday. Three Belgians will be tried on charges of involuntary homicide. No trial date has been set. Twenty-five Liverpool soccer fans were arrested in Britain after photographs and television footage produced evidence they played an active role in the May 29, 1985, Heysel riots. They were extradited and jailed in Belgium in September.
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September 6, 1989 | From Times wire services
Police arrested approximately 100 British soccer fans who rampaged through downtown Stockholm today before England tied Sweden 0-0 in a World Cup qualifier. The hooligans, many drunk, ran through Stockholm's shopping district shouting, slapping passers-by and ripping clothing off sales racks outside stores. Police with riot shields gave chase and scuffled with them. England fans caused riots in Belgium in 1985 and West Germany last year.
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October 18, 1988 | From Reuters
A Belgian judge walked out of the courtroom Monday after clashing with a lawyer for British soccer fans who were charged with manslaughter in a Brussels stadium riot that killed 39 people. Judge Pierre Verlynden later suspended the trial until today. Lawyers launched an aggressive defense for the 26 Britons charged in connection with the deaths in May, 1985. They disputed the validity of a police video film and sought to call new witnesses.
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January 9, 1988 | Associated Press
Twenty-six British soccer fans will be tried for manslaughter in the 1985 Heysel stadium riots that left 39 dead and 450 injured, a court ruled Friday. Three Belgians will be tried on charges of involuntary homicide. No trial date has been set. Twenty-five Liverpool soccer fans were arrested in Britain after photographs and television footage produced evidence they played an active role in the May 29, 1985, Heysel riots. They were extradited and jailed in Belgium in September.
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September 11, 1987
Involuntary manslaughter charges were filed against 25 British soccer fans for rioting during the 1985 European Cup final in Brussels in which 39 people were trampled to death. Each of the 25 was also charged with less-serious crimes. The 25 Britons will remain jailed in Belgium, in preventive custody through their trial, which is not expected until later this year or early next.
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September 10, 1987
Twenty-five British soccer fans were flown aboard a Belgian air force plane to Brussels to face investigation and trial in the deaths of 39 people in a 1985 stadium riot. The fans, all from Liverpool, were accompanied by a Belgian police guard on the flight from Britain. They were taken to the Palace of Justice for preliminary questioning by a magistrate and were expected to be sent to a specially reserved wing of Louvain jail, east of Brussels, pending results of the investigation.
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