NYC Busts 60 in Baltimore Solidarity Protest

Baltimore curfew holds for another night; only 16 arrested
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 30, 2015 4:43 AM CDT
Updated Apr 30, 2015 6:50 AM CDT
60 Arrested at NYC Baltimore Solidarity Protest
Jody Christopher of Baltimore shouts at National Guardsmen brought in to stand guard outside City Hall yesterday.   (AP Photo/David Goldman)

(Newser) – Thousands of people hit the streets in Baltimore and several other cities, from Boston and New York to Indianapolis and Washington, DC, yesterday to protest the death of Freddie Gray and to demand reforms to police procedures. While the protests were mostly peaceful, there were some arrests, including 16 in Baltimore and at least 60 in New York. In Baltimore, a few minutes after the curfew went into effect last night, only a couple of dozen people were left at the scene of Monday's rioting. "We are very proud of what has happened here tonight. We are proud of our city," US Rep. Elijah Cummings said after everyone had gone home.

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But while another night under curfew passed with no major disturbances, Baltimore officials are now trying to manage growing expectations they will immediately decide whether to prosecute six police officers involved in the arrest of Gray, who died of spinal injuries he apparently received while in custody. Authorities have told the community they plan to turn over the findings of a police investigation into Gray's death to a state's attorney today, but Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says protesters have told her there are rumors some kind of "verdict" will be rendered today. (Read more Freddie Gray stories.)

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