Mourners remember Freddie Gray in Baltimore as protests continue

In Baltimore, mourners have gathered to remember a 25-year-old black man who died last week in police custody. Freddie Gray’s death has brought thousands to the city’s downtown to protest police violence.

Freddie Gray’s wake comes a day after the largest demonstration since he died on April 19 following a spinal injury sustained in police custody one week earlier. Standing in the street outside of the wake on Sunday, a small group of people held signs reading “Honk for Freddie.” Passing cars frequently sounded their horns.

On Friday, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said officers had failed to give Gray timely medical attention for the spinal injury he suffered while in their custody. With his death, the 25-year-old joined a long list of black men killed under questionable circumstances during police encounters and became at least the fifth black man to die in police encounters in Baltimore since Batts took charge.
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