BALTIMORE (AP) — A protest over the death of a man who was injured while in the custody of Baltimore police started peacefully with thousands marching through downtown streets. Then, things turned violent and volatile.
The chaotic scene Saturday night 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.
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A small “splinter group” looted a convenience store and threw tables and chairs through storefront windows. Police said Sunday that a total of 34 people were arrested and six officers suffered minor injuries.