Hundreds Defy Curfew as Peaceful Protests Continue in Baltimore

Baltimore, April 29 (RHC)-- In the U.S. city of Baltimore, police in riot gear fired tear gas and smoke grenades overnight as hundreds of people defied a 10 p.m. curfew to continue protesting the death of Freddie Gray.

Gray died of spinal injuries a week after an arrest where witnesses said he was “bent like a pretzel.” He was accused of making eye contact with a police lieutenant, then running away. His family said his spine was 80 percent severed at the neck.

Overnight, at least 10 people were arrested amid relative calm, following the previous night’s uprising, which led to more than 200 arrests, dozens of cars set on fire, and many buildings badly damaged.

On Wednesday, it was announced that a baseball game in Baltimore between the Orioles and the Chicago White Sox would be held in an empty stadium. It is believed to be the first baseball game held behind closed doors in the 145-year history of the major leagues.

Baseball officials in Baltimore decided that the only way to play Wednesday night's game was to lock the gates to the public and just broadcast the game on television.

Edited by Ivan Martínez


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