Baltimore erupts in riots after funeral of African American who died in police custody

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Baltimore, April 28 (ANI): Protesters hurled bricks, looted businesses and set fires in Baltimore 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 US 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. The mayor of Baltimore Stephanie Rawlings-Blake later said that she will impose a curfew beginning Tuesday 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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