April 25, 2015

Via the Baltimore Sun: Violence breaks out near Camden Yards during Freddie Gray protests:

A day of mostly peaceful rallies to protest the death of Freddie Gray turned violent as dark fell over Baltimore on Saturday with demonstrators smashing the windows on police cars, blocking traffic near the Inner Harbor and shouting, “Killers!” at officers dressed in riot gear.

More than 100 officers — wearing helmets, gloves and vests and carrying batons — formed a wall along several blocks of Pratt Street, and began to make arrests. State police in full tactical gear were deployed to the city to respond to a crowd that was becoming unruly.

Protesters shouted: “Killers!” and “You can’t get away with this!” and “Hands up don’t shoot!” Some threw rocks, water bottles, even hot dog buns and condiments at police mounted on horses, smashed windows at local businesses and looted at least one convenience store.

The crowd — estimated at 1,200 — had remained mostly peaceful from about noon until about 6:30 p.m., near the time the Orioles game was set to begin.

Near the intersection of Howard and Pratt streets, police chanted at the crowds, “Move back. Move back.” Read on...

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UPDATE: Here's more from Kevin Rector who has been following the events on Twitter:

From Wayne DuPree:

UPDATE 2: Here's more from Kevin Rector:


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