Backlash in Baltimore
Shortly after the funeral of Freddy Gray, Baltimore erupted in violence. Gray, 25, is the most recent victim of suspected police brutality.
- Instead of marching and chanting, protests in Baltimore turned violent today. Businesses were looted and destroyed only hours after Gray was laid to rest.
- Police vehicles and nearby buildings were set ablaze by angry protestors who later clashed with the police. At least 15 officers were injured in the incident. Another officer has been reported as being unresponsive.
- Governor Larry Hogan has put the National Guard on alert in reaction to mounting violence and destruction.
- The Baltimore Orioles are also feeling the backlash over Gray's death.
- Some fans vented their fustrations about Oriole Park closing due to protesting in the area. John Angelos, Executive Vice President of the Orioles, released a statement.
- Many commended Angelos on his commentary.
- The National Guard will be arriving in Baltimore tomorrow morning along with a curfew imposed by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The week long curfew will be in place requiring residents be off the streets from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.