Violent protest in Madrid over migrant death

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Some shouted "kill police", an AFP journalist heard. They were trying to revive him when emergency workers arrived, but he died of cardiac arrest.

At least six people were arrested and almost two dozen were injured after protesters clashed with police in Madrid.

Protesters chanted "Police murderers!" and "Police, get out of Madrid!" before smashing bus stops and setting fire to trash bins and police cars.

An emergency services call was made by local police officers in the area and according to the official police report, the officers had found a man lying on the ground not breathing.

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Six people were arrested during the protests, a spokesperson for Madrid Police told Spanish news agency Efe.

The unrest continued on Friday morning, with several dozen migrants clashing with police and throwing chairs at security forces.

Protesters in Spain said Ndiaye had arrived in the country by boat twelve years ago.

Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena on Friday announced a "thorough investigation" into the death of the man. "From City Hall we will investigate thoroughly what happened and act accordingly", she wrote on Twitter.

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'Municipal police arrived and chased him from Sol to Lavapies with a motorbike, ' said Modou, a 25-year-old vendor from Senegal who refused to give his surname.

He had reportedly worked as a vendor illegally and sent money back to his family.

Spain is the third busiest European migration hub, with more than 20,000 arrivals recorded past year.

Anti-racism association SOS Racisme denounced that Mbaye was not able to get a residency permit after more than a decade in Spain.

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Spain has a population of 46.5 million, among whom 10 percent are foreign, with some 64,000 from Senegal.

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