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Sister of Sheku Bayoh received racist abuse after he died in custody

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The sister of a man who died after being restrained by police officers has said she received racist abuse the evening before an inquiry into his death resumes.

Sheku Bayoh died after he was restrained on the ground by six police officers responding to a call in Kirkcaldy, Fife, in May 2015.

Speaking at a vigil outside Capital House in Edinburgh, where the inquiry enters its second stage before Lord Bracadale on Tuesday, his sister Kadi Johnson said she believed Mr Bayoh would still be alive had he not come into contact with the police.

About 100 campaigners from trade unions across Scotland stood outside the building on Wednesday morning showing their solidarity with the Bayoh family, joined by the family's lawyer, Aamer Anwar.Ms Johnson said: "Thank you very much for being here today, standing in solidarity with me and my family.

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