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Black Lives Matter protest in Lausanne

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Sept. 26, 2018

Around 300 people demonstrated against police violence in Lausanne yesterday.

Pixabay Black Lives Matter protest in Lausanne

Protestors are angry following the death of man in police custody in February.

A 28-year-old Nigerian national was arrested and handcuffed on suspicion of drug dealing. A medical report suggests he died of a cardiac arrest.

His lawyer is demanding the police are charged with murder. The officers are facing allegations of negligent homicide.

Demonstrators are calling for an end of racial profiling and waved banners with the hashtag, Blacklivesmatter.

The dead man had been convicted of drug dealing in the past and was found with sachets of cocaine in his mouth.

Police attempted resuscitation when he collapsed. He was taken to hospital where he later died.

 

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