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Brussels police arrest 116 at protest over Black man's death

BRUSSELS – Police in Belgium made 116 arrests after a demonstration in Brussels over the death of a young Black man who collapsed while in police custody turned violent.Police said most of violence took place after a largely peaceful demonstration Wednesday of about 500 protesters — some holding Black Lives Matter signs — ended in downtown Brussels.“A group of demonstrators (50-100 people) remained on the spot and caused various incidents and degradations," police said, adding that several police officers were injured in the clashes.According to a police statement, protesters threw projectiles, set fires, damaged street furniture and police vehicles.

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