State of emergency declared as Baltimore burns
Two cars burn in the middle of an intersection at New Shiloh Baptist Church on Monday in Baltimore, Md.

The governor of Maryland declared a state of emergency Monday as the streets of Baltimore erupted in violence after the funeral for an African-American man who died of injuries he sustained while in police custody.

Just hours after Freddie Gray was laid to rest, protests against excessive police use of force deteriorated into destructive riots with demonstrators hurling rocks at police, destroying patrol cars and looting and torching stores.

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“All are going to be OK but sustained heavy damage to their bodies,” Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said in a news conference late Monday night.

One officer was hit in the head and another suffered severe damage to his knee cap, Batts said.
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