As the night wears on so tensions are rising further...
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Following a a planned demonstration over how police handled the arrest of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore man who suffered a spinal injury at some point after he was detained by police on April 12 and died a week later; hundreds of protesters confronted lines of police. Objects were thrown, stores pillaged, and at least five police cars have been damaged. The Mayor of Baltimore has asked fans to remain inside the ballpark "due to ongoing public safety concerns." Ferguson 2.0?
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Earlier, demonstrators had marched through the streets until they arrived at City Hall. Along the way, whenever it appeared the protest might get out of control, organizers reined the marchers back in.
The event ended after speeches at Baltimore City Hall on Saturday evening, but many protesters continued to vent their anger by marching down to Inner Harbor.
When demonstrators got to the stadium, tensions escalated and some people threw what appeared to be water bottles and other objects at the cops, who wore helmets and stood behind metal barricades.
Fans who were arriving to watching the hometown Orioles play the Boston Red Sox were having trouble finding ways to the entrance gates. The game started on time.
Throughout the day protesters yelled, "No justice, no peace" and "All night, all day; we're gonna fight for Freddie Gray."
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The scenes are all too reminiscent of the terrible events in Ferguson...