Violence in Brussels following the death of a 23-year-old after arrest

Belgium’s King Philippe was able to get a close-up picture of the anger of the demonstrators on Wednesday evening. His black limousine with the registration number “1” got stuck in a police cordon for a short time and got into the trajectory of projectiles. Nothing happened to the king. He was on his way from the royal palace in the city center to the royal residence Schloss Laeken in the north of the city

“Heart failure”

According to initial findings, the young man’s death is due to heart failure, according to the Belgian news agency Belgian reported. The case will be investigated, Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden assured on Thursday. She also condemned the violent actions of the demonstrators.

The public prosecutor’s office had described the tragic death of the 23-year-old as follows: On Saturday evening, the police checked a group in the Belgian capital, Brussels, 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.

Among other things, the public prosecutor’s office ordered an autopsy of the dead man. Material from surveillance cameras at the police station and the place of arrest should also be examined.

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