Protest outside Camden Yards turns violent

Baseball Freddie Gray's death was met with a protest thundering down the streets of Baltimore on Saturday.Gray, 25, died on April 19 from a severe injury to his spine sustained after his arrest on April 12. He suffered the spinal injury while in police custody. According to the Washington Post, Saturday's protest outside of Camden Yards, the home of the Orioles, began peacefully, but turned violent as demonstrators made their way toward the stadium. PHOTOS: Athletes make their voices heard on social issuesVideo from @dcollinsWBAL shows items being thrown at protest at Camden Yards— WBAL NewsRadio 1090 (@wbalradio) April 25, 2015well, it appears things have reached a breaking point of sorts— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) April 25, 2015Camden Yards' Gate H entrance was closed off as riot police attempted to clear the commotion. Protesters started chanting “Cops say: ‘Stand back.’ We say: ‘Fight back.’” as they marched the streets holding signs that said "Black Lives Matter." Multiple police cars were damaged and the protests bled into neighborhood businesses, with windows of of local establishments broken from errant objects being thrown. Fights inside bars near Camden Yards between baseball fans and protestors also occurred, and at least two people were injured, according to Yahoo. Few more photos of #FreddieGray protestors going by Camden Yards, temporarily closing Gate H to fans. #Orioles.— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) April 25, 2015This was the city's largest organized protest since Gray died and, as the march turned onto North Avenue, four lanes of traffic backed up behind them.UPDATE: As the Orioles game wrapped up, fans at Camden Yards were instructed to remain in the stadium as the protests outside continued. Police even blocked entrances to keep fans from [email protected]— Noah Petro (@nepetro) April 26, 2015Let us leave chants starting at Camden yards. Police presence growing. #FreddieGray

夜网论坛— Regan Page (@regan_page) April 26, 2015After a few minutes, fans were allowed to exit.

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