Monday, April 27, 2015

Maryland Governor Declares Emergency in Baltimore and Activates National Guard

In response to violence in Baltimore, Gov. Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard.

Rioters looted stores and pelted police officers with rocks on Monday, hours after Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who has become the nation’s latest symbol of police brutality, was laid to rest amid calls for justice and peace.

At least seven officers were injured, Capt. J. Eric Kowalczyk of the Baltimore police told reporters.

State police were sent to the scene, and officers from surrounding counties were also brought in to respond.


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