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Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 09:41

Riots hit Baltimore after custody death

By Associated Press

BALTIMORE - A drug store set ablaze. People looting shops and hurling rocks and bricks at police. The smell of burned rubber in one neighborhood where youths looted a liquor store.

Rioting erupted in Baltimore on Monday evening, following the funeral of the black man who died in police custody after suffering a severe spinal cord injury.

Monday's riot was the latest flare-up over the mysterious death of Freddie Gray, whose fatal encounter with officers came amid the national debate over police use of force, especially when black suspects are involved. Gray was African-American.

Riots hit Baltimore after custody death
A demonstrator raises his fist as police stand in formation as a store burns on April 27, 2015, during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)
Riots hit Baltimore after custody death
A man throws a brick at police on April 27, 2015, following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)

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