Protesters take to Cardiff streets after death of 24-year-old Mohamud Hassan

Up to 150 people came together outside of Cardiff Bay Police Station to protested the death of Mohamud Hassan, 24, who died after he was released from police custody. Protesters marched from Cardiff Library to South Wales Police station in Cardiff Bay.

The force said he had been taken into custody following a disturbance in Newport Road in Roath on Friday January 8th. He left custody at around 8.30am on Saturday morning and died on Saturday night.


South Wales Police have said the death of Mr Hassan was “sudden and unexplained”.

The first protest over his death started on Tuesday, January 12, with many angry at the police and said they wanted answers. Another protest took place on Wednesday, January 13, and Thursday January 14.

South Wales Police said it had so far found no evidence of excessive force or misconduct but has referred itself to the complaints watchdog.

Pictures by Arthy Balaganesh, Mehek Seth and Hashim Al-Hashmi, BA Photojournalism.

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