Why the peaceful protest of Freddie Gray’s death turned violent

A protest of the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died in police custody earlier this month, turned violent yesterday when demonstrators clashed with baseball fans outside of Camden Yards ballpark.

Although the protest began peacefully, it ended with six damaged squad cars and riot police, as well as police on horseback, pushing protesters away from the ballpark. Most protesters disbanded when the violence broke out, leaving only about 200 of the more than 1,000 original protesters on the scene. Approximately 12 demonstrators, who were deemed most responsible for inciting the violence, were arrested.

Gray’s sister, Fredericka, spoke at a news conference to dissuade protesters from turning to violence in her brother’s name. READ MORE.

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