Street vendor’s death triggers violent protests in Spain

Migrants have clashed with Spanish police in Madrid after the death of a Senegalese street vendor who they say had been chased by officers.

Protesters set fire to a motorbike and dustbins and threw stones in the Lavapiés district.

Emergency services say Mmame Mbage, said to be in his mid-30s, was found unconscious and died of a heart attack.

At least 19 people were lightly injured in the clashes, officials said. Ten police officers were also hurt.

Protesters said Mr Mbage had arrived in Spain by boat 12 years ago. He reportedly worked as a vendor illegally and sent money back to his family.

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