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4 detained from Belgium demonstration over Black man’s death

BRUSSELS (AP) — Prosecutors in Belgium say four people are in custody Thursday after a Brussels demonstration over the weekend death of a young Black man detained by police turned violent. A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office said Thursday that three of the individuals held were suspected of arson. The fourth has been accused of rebellion.  Two of the suspects are minors. Police said most of violence took place after the largely peaceful demonstration by about 500 people ended in downtown Brussels on Wednesday. According to a police statement, 50 to 100 people remained on the spot and threw projectiles, set fires, damaged street furniture and police vehicles. Police say several officers were injured. 

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