Freddie Gray protests turn violent in Baltimore
A protest over the death of Freddie Gray, who was critically injured in police custody, started peacefully with thousands marching through downtown streets. Then, things turned violent and volatile.
The chaotic scene prompted the first public remarks from Freddie Gray’s twin sister, who pleaded for peace at a news conference alongside the mayor. Fredricka Gray says her brother wouldn’t have wanted to see the violent protests.
After nightfall, groups of protesters marched from City Hall to the Camden Yards baseball stadium, where the Baltimore Orioles played the Boston Red Sox. Fans were told to briefly stay inside the stadium until the police were able to clear an intersection outside of the venue.
Meanwhile, a smaller “splinter group” looted a convenience store and threw tables and chairs through storefront windows. At least 12 people were arrested and five officers suffered minor injuries.
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