On Saturday, thousands of demonstrators gathered at Baltimore’s city hall, one day after criminal charges were brought against the police officers in the death of Freddie Gray on April 19th, which had already ignited days of widespread protests and nationwide debate.
More than 50 people were arrested on Friday night while violating a city-wide 10:00 PM curfew that remains in effect. Again, on Saturday night, a number of protesters were subdued and arrested. The arrests seem to have been made near Pennsylvania and W. North Avenue, a popular site for the protestors throughout the past days.
On Friday, Baltimore State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, announced charges against the Baltimore police officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death, surprising the public and the authorities alike. The six officers were quickly booked into jail and released on bail.
As protests continued Saturday in Baltimore, police announced the curfew would again go into effect over night. Before Saturday nights action, the city had seemed to quiet down after a week of mayhem, when protests led to arson, looting and confrontation with police forces.