Rioters torch police station in Brussel following the death of 23-year-old Moroccan-Belgian Ibrahim

Bruxelles, Belgium – Ever since the death of a 23-year-old Moroccan-Belgian Ibrahim, who died about an hour after he was arrested last weekend in Brussel, large groups of protesters gathered and started rioting near the Brussels North police station. In this video the rioting Moroccan-Belgian protesters torched a police station in a furious clash with officers.

What happened:
On Saturday 9 January around 7:00 PM, several police officers of the Brussels North police zone carried out a check on a group of people who were gathered on the Place du Nord, close to the Brussels North station, for violating the current coronavirus measures.

A young man fled on foot but was chased by the police and intercepted, according to a statement by the Brussels public prosecutor’s office.

The man, only identified as “I.B.” by the prosecutor’s office, was arrested and taken to the police station for questioning.

However, upon arrival at the station, he lost consciousness and the present police officers notified the emergency services, who transferred I.B. to hospital, where he died at 8:22 PM.

The Brussels public prosecutor’s office immediately ordered to set up a perimeter at the station, and appointed a medical examiner to perform an autopsy as well as a toxicological examination.

Police oversight body Committee P was also called to the scene and opened an investigation. Additionally, surveillance footage in the police station and at the place where the arrest happened was seized and is being analysed.

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