BRUSSELS

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 

Copyright 2021 Anadolu Agency. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.