Sunday, April 26, 2015

Baltimore #BlackLivesMatter protest turns into violent riot

The mainstream media is downplaying this violent event--but not Agence France-Presse.

From AFP:
Protesters smashed police cars and shop windows in downtown Baltimore on Saturday when the biggest demonstration over the death of a young African-American man in police custody turned violent.

More than 1,000 people joined an orderly 90-minute rally at Baltimore city hall demanding justice for Freddie Gray, who died last Sunday from spinal injuries, a week after his arrest in the city’s impoverished west side.

But the mood shifted dramatically when several scores of protesters moved on to the Camden Yards baseball stadium, an hour before the scheduled start of a Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox game.

Live images from local television news helicopters showed a youthful crowd hurling soda bottles and trash cans at police officers alongside the Sports Legends museum and Camden Yards ticket booths.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"The people are demanding immediate arrests, immediate end to the protracted investigation, and immediate end to the stonewalling," said Malik Shabazz, president of Black Lawyers for Justice.

Shabazz is the guy Eric Holder declined to prosecute after he was found guilty of intimidating voters during the primary election of 2008. He was with The New Black Panthers back then. He is also a friend of Obama.