Baltimore riots rise again after the funeral of the young Afro-American Freddy Grey who died at the police station for bad injuries to his spine. A great number of citizens protested against the officers. The governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, declared the state of emergency and disposed the arrival of 5k officers of the National Guards in order to support local police officers.
15 policemen were wounded during the slashes, people set fire to police cars and stole in many shops, 27 arrested. Moreover, the mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawling-Blake, set a curfew from 10pm to 5am for one week. Police officers gather around sensitive areas, but the there are three local gangs – Black Guerrilla Family, Bloods and Crisps – decided to cooperate to attack officers wandering alone.
On Monday, there were Gray’s funeral; a delegation of the White House attended the funeral. The ceremony was calm, but as soon as it finished flyers invaded the city, they announced a purge at 3pm. This situation recalls what happened in Ferguson (Missouri) after the 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a white agent.
Translation provided by Mary Ann D’Costa