Marching Down The Block for Freddie Gray

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Kaitlin Newman

Photos by Kaitlin Newman

This past Wednesday, protestors marched in response to the death of Freddie Gray, 25, earlier this week. Gray died of spinal cord injury a week after he was taken into custody which raised alarming questions about police conduct. Following the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, Gray’s death is another that has no answers thus far and the public is demanding them. Reminiscent of the protests against police brutality in Ferguson, MI, Baltimore now has the media magnifying glass on it as protests occur more frequently and with greater emotion each day.

The protestors started at the Western District Police Station. They then marched down Route 40, towards the city, taking MLK Boulevard before continuing to the Inner Harbor. The finished by marching down “The Block” towards City Hall and back to Western District.

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Protestors held up six fingers, one for each officer under investigation for the death of Gray. A mother said to her daughter, “Don’t get too close to the pigs baby, they might shoot you.”

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Freddie Gray’s cousin, pictured below, maintained peace with police, stating that this needs to be a non-violent protest.

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Photos by Kaitlin Newman

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