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Baltimore stores looted, set on fire amid riots

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 01:28

Police in Baltimore are trying to stop looting and violence as rioters fill the streets and burn businesses following the funeral of a black man who died after he was injured in police custody. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Protesters hurled bricks, looted businesses and set fires in Baltimore on Monday in violence that injured at least seven police officers following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. The riots broke out just a few blocks from the funeral of Freddie Gray and then spread through parts of Baltimore in the most violent U.S. demonstrations since looting in Ferguson, Missouri, last year. A CVS pharmacy that had been looted was on fire on Monday evening as police moved into an area where rioters sacked businesses and destroyed vehicles. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan put the state's National Guard on alert and additional state troopers were sent to Baltimore. An Orioles baseball game was canceled and schools, businesses and train stations shut down in the city of 662,000 people 40 miles (64 km) from the nation's capital. Gray's death on April 19 reignited a public outcry over police treatment of African Americans that flared last year after the killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson, New York City and elsewhere.

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Baltimore stores looted, set on fire amid riots

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 01:28