Protests erupted earlier this week in the city of Guangzhou, China after an African immigrant reportedly “died in police custody.”
The Nigerian man had allegedly been in a dispute over the sale of an electric bicycle, which was thought to have cost less than a U.S. dollar. Surrounded by great mystery, the death triggered resentment over the nation’s alleged hostility toward foreigners.
Disrupting traffic, the protests were held by more than 100 immigrants near the police station to which the man had been taken the day before.
This coincides with China’s plan to host a summit for African nations in July, which has since raised more concerns for the nation’s safety.