Baltimore Mayor: 'Destroying Property Will Impact Our Community For Years'
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake just instituted a week-long curfew in the city starting on Tuesday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
"What we see tonight that is going on in our city is very disturbing," Rawlings-Blake said during a press conference Monday evening. “...We are deploying every resource possible to regain control of the situation and regain peace moving forward.”
She also said that the Maryland National Guard would be deployed to the city to assist police in controlling certain areas that have been targeted by violent protesters.
"Too many people have spent generations building up this city for it to be destroyed by thugs, who in a very senseless way, are trying to tear down what so many have fought for, tearing down businesses, tearing down and destroying property, things that we know will impact our community for years," she stated.
Earlier today, a group of disorderly individuals started throwing rocks and bottles at police, following the funeral for Freddie Gray, a black man who died while in police custody.
Baltimore Police Capt. Eric Kowalczyk, the department's chief spokesman, said during a press conference this afternoon that at least seven officers were injured during a violent clash with protesters near the city's Mondawmin Mall.
The injuries included broken bones and one of the officers was "unresponsive," according to Kowalczyk.
The Baltimore Orioles postponed Monday night's home game with the Chicago White Sox after consulting with police to make the decision, Fox News reported.
A CVS Health store was looted and set afire, prompting the company to close "some stores" in Baltimore.
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