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Belgium: Protesters, police clash in immigrant's death

African immigrant Ibrahima Barrie, 23, died Saturday one hour after arrest

Omer Tugrul Cam, Dursun Aydemir   | 13.01.2021
Belgium: Protesters, police clash in immigrant's death Police intervene in people demonstrating after the death of 23-year-old Ibrahima Sow at the police station, who was detained by the police on the evening of Saturday, January 9 on the grounds that he did not comply with the curfew, in Brussels, Belgium on January 13, 2021. ( Dursun Aydemir - Anadolu Agency )

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Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Wednesday in Brussels to protest the death of Ibrahima Barrie, who was killed in police custody. 

Police intervened as protesters shouted: “Black Lives Matter,” and “Murderers!,” and demanded authorities answer questions related to his death.

Officers deployed water cannons to disperse the crowd as some protesters broke windows of police cars.

Several protesters were injured in clashes with police.

Barrie, 23, of African origin, was arrested late Saturday for breaking coronavirus rules and taken to a police station.

He lost consciousness an hour later and died at a hospital.

*Writing by Rabia Iclal Turan 

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