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Published On: Mon, Apr 27th, 2015

Baltimore: ‘Fake’ protesters cause chaos around Camden Yards

Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in protest of Freddie Gray’s death, and after hours of peaceful demonstrations, many protesters smashed out police car windows and storefronts. These “outside” protesters may have been transported into the area in a similar way the George Soros-backed Open Society Foundations were during the Ferguson riots.

Six police officers were injured, 35 or more arrested and at least two journlists fell victim to the chaos which over took the peaceful protests.

Freddie Gray Baltimore man died in police custody“Groups of outside agitators led to small pockets of protesters engaged in criminal activity,” police said in a statement released Sunday. “The Baltimore Police Department believes that outside agitators continue to be the instigators behind acts of violence and destruction.”

The problems happened near Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles game against the Boston Red Sox went on as scheduled, only fans were told toward the end of the game to stay in the stadium because of public safety worries.

Gray died April 19 after suffering a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. Authorities have not explained how or when Gray’s spine was injured. Police have said Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested – before he was put inside a police transport van handcuffed and without a seat belt, a violation of the department’s policy.

Fredericka Gray, his twin sister, appealed for calm as she appeared with the mayor at a news conference.

“My family wants to say, can you all please, please stop the violence? Freddie Gray would not want this. Freddie’s father and mother did not want nobody … Violence does not get justice.”

A photographer for Reuters was detained and another for the Baltimore City Paper was thrown to the ground by Baltimore Police officers while attempting to cover the riots.

J.M. Giordano, the photo editor at City Paper, said he was hit in the head with multiple police shields had his “face pretty much smushed down on the ground,” and sustained multiple bruises after several officers rushed at him as he shot pictures.

“They just took me down,” he said.

Police warned that this was no longer a peaceful protest, which has prompted Baltimore Sun Media Group spokeswoman Renee Mutchnik issued a statement saying: “We take seriously the right of the press to fairly and accurately cover events such as the protests that occurred yesterday in Baltimore. We are looking into the incident and are reaching out to the Baltimore Police Department to begin a constructive dialogue to express our concerns about what happened to our photographer.”

$33 million of George Soros money has been linked to the riots in Ferguson – more here

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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  1. Whiteguy says:

    Those were locals throwing the rocks. Honestly at this point there is no valid reason to have Blacks on this Earth. They are nothing but trouble.

  2. pete says:

    It’s very simple. Who paid to bring in the outsiders? Who benefits? Media owners. Taking back control requires a crackdown on media.

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