Baltimore Demands Justice for #FreddieGray


Protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray have entered their sixth day. The 27-year-old African-American man died Sunday from spinal injuries, one week after Baltimore police arrested him. His family and attorney say his voice box was crushed and his spine was “80 percent severed at his neck.” A preliminary autopsy report showed Gray died of a spinal injury. Video shot by a bystander shows Gray screaming in apparent agony as police drag him to a van. Another witness said the police bent Gray like a pretzel. While the police union has described the protesters as a lynch mob, former Black Panther Eddie Conway says Gray is the one who was lynched. “There was a lynch mob. There is a body. There was a death without a trial, without a jury, without a sentence. There was an execution. That’s lynching,” Conway says. “They’re blaming the victims. They’re blaming people that suffered the lynching for protesting.”

Watch the Democracy Now report ‘running while black’ for more background.

Photojournalist John Zangas will be on the scene tweeting live photos and info to the Revolution News twitter @NewsRevo. We will be updating this page throughout the day as events unfold.  Today’s protest is set to begin about 3pm Est.  Every Baltimore City police officer (3000+) was instructed to show up with riot gear for today’s event. The Facebook event for this action has a little over 1000 confirmed to attend while other outlets have reported that the turn out for today’s action may be as large as 10 thousand.

Protesters rally outside police office in Baltimore over Freddie Gray’s death

Police Confront Baltimore Protesters at Freddie Gray Rally
Freddie Gray protest turns violent in Baltimore as police confront protesters at Camden Yards. As the rally for Freddie Gray finishes at Camden Yards, police prevent entry. Several people were maced and arrested. Protesters push back and youth destroy police vehicles.

Stunning photo from baltimore today of the police charging - by @byDVNLLN

Stunning photo from baltimore today of the police charging – by @byDVNLLN

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