US city protests over Baltimore police custody death of Freddie Gray
There have been marches in a number of US cities and Baltimore to protest the death in police custody of 25-year-old black man Freddie Gray. Gray died April 19 of a fatal but unexplained spinal injury.
In Washington, a well-organized march on Wednesday by a thousand people ended at the White House, where protesters chanted and held signs reading, “Stop racist police terror.” Seventeen-year-old Miyeah Cook said: “I’m just trying to stand up for black people everywhere. Just anywhere and everywhere.”
More than sixty people were arrested in New York City after several hundred gathered to protest Wednesday night in Manhattan’s Union Square. They chanted “no justice, no peace” and “hands up, don’t shoot.” The arrests were made when the protest spilled over into the street and disrupted traffic.
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