Baltimore protesters demand justice for black victims of police brutality

Angry protesters have gathered outside the courthouse of Baltimore, Maryland to demand justice for Freddie Gray and other African-American victims killed by US police violence.

A few dozen protesters at Wednesday’s rally decried the militarization of police and held signs that showed Gray’s picture and said, “No Justice No Peace.”

“Tell the truth and stop the lies, Freddie Gray didn’t have to die!” they chanted during a court hearing for Gray.

After the hour-long protest at the courthouse, protesters marched to the front of nearby Baltimore City Hall, chanting: “All night, all day, we will fight for Freddie Gray.”

One activist was arrested by police for blocking the road and ignoring warnings to return to the sidewalk, according to a police news release.

The demonstration was part of the weekly “West Wednesday” rally organized because of the police killing of Tyrone West in July 2013.

 

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