Tipping Point: Baltimore Explodes Into Chaos 7 Hours After Freddie Gray’s Funeral (Video)

 

Fusion

Fusion

In a short 7-hours, the city of Baltimore descended into total disaster. After 25-year old Freddie Gray was laid to rest earlier in the day, small riots morphed into anarchy as hundreds of teens took to the streets to loot stores, set police cars on fire and more.

By the time the night was over, 15 people were arrested and 7 officers were injured.

Per Fox News

Maryland’s governor called up the National Guard late Monday hours after rioting gangs attacked police, injuring 15, torched cars and went on widespread looting sprees in a downtown section of Baltimore.

Gov. Larry Hogan issued a statement late Monday saying he was declaring a state of emergency and calling up the National Guard. “These acts of violence and destruction of property cannot and will not be tolerated,” he said at a late-night press conference.

In addition, he said he was deploying 500 state troopers and had asked for 5,000 officers from neighboring states to deal with the violence.

But little seemed able to quell the violence. A massive fire has broke out Monday night in a building that was under construction and the Baltimore mayor’s spokesman said it was related to the riots, according to the Associated Press.

Baltimore’s mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, announced a 10pm-5am curfew would be imposed beginning Tuesday.

One of the most watched fights between police and teens is this one here

[Fox News]

 

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