Protests in Baltimore on Saturday got intense and, on occasion, violent as demonstrators banded together to rally for answers and justice after Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died of a spinal injury after being arrested by Baltimore police.
A day of largely peaceful protests was marred by occasional skirmishes between small groups of protesters and police and some destruction of property. As a result, police briefly closed off Camden Yards baseball stadium in Baltimore, where a Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox game was ongoing. People at the game were stuck inside the stadium until police gave the all-clear.
This announcement on the Camden Yards scoreboard just now. #Orioles #RedSox #FreddieGray protest pic.twitter.com/iEFGCZDvD3— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) April 26, 2015
Let us leave chants starting at Camden yards. Police presence growing. #FreddieGray pic.twitter.com/8P1kvEiY7A— Regan Page (@regan_page) April 26, 2015
Before Camden Yards was closed off, here's some of what was happening in Baltimore Saturday, according to some of the journalists on the scene:
Guy just threw a burning trash can at police in Baltimore http://t.co/kPmunmtYfp pic.twitter.com/oI6pnS5ozc— Jim Dalrymple II (@JimDalrympleII) April 26, 2015
More eggs, rocks, bottles being thrown at cops in Baltimore #FreddieGray https://t.co/Liu46PvGfb— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) April 26, 2015
Smashed police vehicles outside #camdenyards pic.twitter.com/O8WS4Jk0EU— jelani cobb (@jelani9) April 25, 2015
Here's the video of people smashing cop cars outside Camden Yards. #FreddieGray pic.twitter.com/4O7TD1QTls— jelani cobb (@jelani9) April 25, 2015
#Baltimore. #FreddieGray pic.twitter.com/RTZ8ovltja— jelani cobb (@jelani9) April 25, 2015
#FreddieGray protesters smashing windows of #Baltimore police cars pic.twitter.com/BwesGXzoa0— Colin Campbell (@cmcampbell6) April 25, 2015
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