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Governor declares emergency following Baltimore riots

1 year 7 months 1 week ago April 27, 2015 Apr 27, 2015 Monday, April 27 2015 April 27, 2015 6:27 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BALTIMORE - The governor of Maryland has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to help with the violence and rioting in Baltimore.

Gov. Larry Hogan signed the order Monday night at the request of the city. Cars and at least one store have been set on fire during a riot. Businesses are being looted in part of the city.

The riot started just hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray, who died after being injured while in police custody.

A drug store was looted in Baltimore as police and a large group of people violently clashed.

Television images show a CVS being overrun and people running out with items.

The rioters threw rocks, bricks and other items at police, injuring at least seven of them. A police car and van were set on fire.

Image: ABC News

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