More than 100 arrested after protests over a Moroccan-Belgium man’s death in police custody

Bruxelles, Belgium – More than a hundred people were arrested in Brussels on Wednesday night after violent protests over the death of a man in police custody.

The Brussels prosecutor’s office said Wednesday it had opened an investigation into “involuntary manslaughter” after a 23-year-old Moroccan-Belgium man lost consciousness at a police station shortly after being arrested. He later died in hospital.

Hundreds of protestors gathered in Liedts square in central Brussels. Video from the scene showed scuffles as demonstrators threw stones and projectiles and torched police cars while police deployed a water cannon.

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