Baltimore in flames

Baltimore in flames

Maryland authorities announced the emergency state on Monday as the streets of Baltimore drowned in flood and flame. The riot began a few hours after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man who died

Maryland authorities announced the emergency state on Monday as the streets of Baltimore drowned in flood and flame.

25-year-old Freddie Gray

25-year-old Freddie Gray

The riot began a few hours after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man who died because of the injuries he received while being imprisoned by the police forces. Protests against police using redundant force grew into riots with protestants throwing rocks at police, robbing and setting nearby stores on fire and wrecking patrol vehicles.

One police officer got a head injury and the other received a hard injury of his knee cap. Meanwhile, the police representative Anthony Batts said that he believes that the riot is subsiding and he understands from where the catastrophe started. He also added that several gangs met at Gray’s funeral and each decided to kill a cop.

Batts entreated the parents of Baltimore to look after their children and not to let them take part in the riot at any means.

Some cities couldn’t recover after such riots even in 50 years

– added Batts.

Maryland governor Larry Hogan said that he had to go for the ’emergency state’ to stabilize the situation in the city.

At that time, the Mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Blake, called the protestants “bandits” and set the curfew in the city from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting from today.

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