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After a long week of protest, violence, fires, looting, hundreds of arrests, police injuries, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has lifted the citywide curfew.

The Mayor and Governor Larry Hogan both agreed to lift the curfew two days before it was set to expire because it had outlived its purpose.

On Sunday afternoon the Maryland National Guard began pulling out their forces, allowing Baltimore residents to hopefully return things to normal.

The curfew was put in place since last Tuesday, after violence and looting took erupted  in West Baltimore on Monday afternoon then into the night, following anger and frustration over the death of Freddie Gray.

Following the curfew, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, Minneapolis and New York residents all continued their protest and march on Thursday concerning the mysterious death of Freddie Gray.

In Baltimore, the march took thousands along center streets to City Hall with one protestor saying the reason for the march was to allow students a chance to be heard. During their march the crowd chanted, “All Day, All Night, we want Justice for Freddie Gray.”

The protest included all races, ages and a culmination of how people have been feeling for some time, and NOT just concerning Freddie Gray’s situation, but unemployment, discrimination and Police Brutality.

Baltimore’s Mayor said that she kept the curfew in place due to concern for the weekend protest scheduled which was being led by activist from out of town.  However the protests during the weekend had a different tone, after Friday’s announcement that six Baltimore Police Officers would be criminally charged involving Freddie Grays death.

source: TheBelleReport.com

 

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