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THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch police have detained some 200 people for ignoring a ban on public assembly imposed in a neighborhood hit by days of late-night rioting following the death of a man in police custody.
Four nights of rioting in a predominantly immigrant neighborhood in The Hague has drawn comparisons with angry protests that erupted in the United States 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 likely died of oxygen starvation caused during his arrest at a music festival. The five officers involved have been suspended.
Henriquez's family on Friday called for a silent march in his memory Saturday and appealed for calm.