Riots in Hague after custody death

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Published: Friday 3rd July 2015 by The News Editor

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Dutch police have detained 200 people for ignoring a ban on public assembly imposed in a neighbourhood hit by days of late-night rioting following the death of a man in police custody.

Four nights of rioting in a predominantly immigrant neighbourhood in The Hague has drawn comparisons with angry protests in the US following deaths of black men at the hands of white police officers.

Prosecutors investigating Sunday’s death of Mitch Henriquez, a 42-year-old from the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, say he probably died of oxygen starvation caused during his arrest at a music festival.

The five officers involved have been suspended.

Mr Henriquez’s family has called for a silent march in his memory tomorrow and appealed for calm.

Published: Friday 3rd July 2015 by The News Editor

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