quarta-feira, 29 de abril de 2015

Peace returns to Baltimore

Peace returns to Baltimore, after the riots that followed the funeral of Freddie Gray, the young black man who died in the past day 19 victim of injuries he suffered when he was arrested by the police.

Hundreds of heavily armed police and military patrolling the streets since early morning on Tuesday, with a reinforcement of 5,500 men. Groups of residents mobilized to clean up the city. According to the authorities, several supermarkets were looted during the riots, and torched 20 buildings and 144 vehicles.

About three thousand people gave tribute to Freddie Gray, in a ceremony particularly easy.

The family took a public position to halt the violence. Gloria Darden, Freddie's mother, asked that his son's death is not mentioned as a reason for more clashes.

"I am very hurt, but I don't want to see them all on the street. I want you to demand justice for my son, but I don't want to do it this way. Don't tear down the city. they do it for him? It's not right, "said Gloria Darden.

As a result of the riots, 15 police officers were injured and more than 200 people were arrested.

The police are investigating the death of Freddie Gray, to clarify whether there was police misconduct. In a video filmed by a mobile phone, you can see Freddie being dragged into a police van, complaining of aches and apparently unable to walk.

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