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Police enforce Baltimore curfew

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 01:02

Thousands of police in riot gear and National Guard troops patrol Baltimore to enforce a curfew, dispersing protesters with pepper spray. Yiming Woo reports.

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Riot police fire pepper spray projectiles to disperse Baltimore's protesters. A curfew's been put in place, a day after the city was shaken by the country's worst rioting in years. But a few hundred people are determined to stay on the streets, angry over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died after he was injured in police custody. Police have arrested several people. Sixty-two-year-old Robert Valentine was one of the few who isn't protesting, but asking people to go home. (SOUNDBITE) (English) 62-YEAR-OLD BALTIMORE RESIDENT ROBERT VALENTINE, SAYING: "I wanna keep the youth from getting a criminal record by acting like fools, getting arrested, ruining their future, getting hurt. I'm trying to keep the police from them getting hurt because they got families too." Gray's death has renewed a national debate on law enforcement and race. Six officers have been suspended, and the Justice Department is investigating possible civil rights violations.

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Police enforce Baltimore curfew

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 01:02