Brussels: More than 100 arrests after riot over dead 23-year-old

After rioting at a police station in Brussels more than 100 people have been provisionally arrested. This was announced by Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne, as the Belga news agency reported. Previously, around 500 people near the guard had protested against the death of a 23-year-old who died after a corona check by the police.

On Wednesday evening, according to the police, demonstrators set trash cans on fire, smashed windows and damaged six police cars.

According to initial findings, the young man’s death is due to heart failure, as Belga further reported. The public prosecutor’s office described the case as follows: On Saturday evening in Brussels, the police checked a group that had gathered despite the current Corona restrictions. The man then fled, but was quickly caught and taken to the police station for interrogation. There he lost consciousness and died a little later in the hospital.

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