Police detain 200 people after late-night rioting

Dutch police conducted mass arrests, detaining about 200 people for ignoring a ban on public assembly in a neighbourhood hit by late-night rioting after the death of a man in police custody.

Police detain 200 people after late-night rioting

The arrests capped four nights of rioting in a predominantly immigrant neighbourhood in The Hague — a situation that has drawn comparisons with the angry protests that erupted in the US following deaths of black men at the hands of white police officers.

Hague mayor Jozias van Aartsen said: “There is absolutely nothing in common between the work of American police forces and the Dutch police and the Hague force.”

Prosecutors investigating Sunday’s death of Mitch Henriquez, a 42-year-old from the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, say he likely died of oxygen starvation caused during his arrest at a music festival on Saturday. The five officers involved have been suspended.

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