Madrid protests: Street vendor's death sparks violent clashes

Spanish police officers stand close to burning bins in Madrid's Lavapies district
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 LavapiƩs district.
Officials say Mame Mbaye Ndiaye, 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.
The clashes are said to have lasted from 21:00 until 01:30 local time (20:00-00:30 GMT), spreading from street to street. Bus stops and some bank branches were damaged, and dustbins set on fire.

Earlier this month, a Senegalese street vendor was shot dead in the Italian city of Florence, sparking large protests by the Senegalese community there.

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