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Hundreds in vigil for tragic Mzee.

Byline: John Kelly

HUNDREDS of people took to the streets chanting "Black lives matter" yesterday at a vigil for a teen who died after being arrested.

Mzee Mohammed, 18, collapsed while he was held by officers at the Liverpool One shopping centre and died later in hospital.

Mum Carla said at the vigil: "Justice will come in many ways but violence is not one of them. Remember my son but don't let his name be used in anger.

"My boy will have the biggest send-off. He will go to Jamaica with all his family. We have not come here for any violence. We are here to show solidarity."

Mzee was reportedly behaving erratically and was seen with a knife. Footage showed him restrained on the floor while handcuffed and motionless.

Merseyside Police said he suffered a medical episode. The Independent Police Complaints Commission is probing.

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Date:Jul 17, 2016
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