National Guard Deployed to Baltimore to Enforce Curfew

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A Protester Throws a Gas Canister at Police Officers

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has deployed 2,000 National Guardsmen and 1,000 police officers to Baltimore to help enforce the 10PM-5AM curfew.  The curfew will remain in place until Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake orders it to end. Today police officers fired rubber bullets and threw tear gas at 100 defiant protesters who refused to head the curfew.

Protests began in Baltimore on April 19th, following 25 year-old Freddie Gray’s death from spinal injuries.  Gray had been arrested on April 12th for carrying a switchblade.  He was hospitalized within an hour of his arrest, with the Department of Justice still determining whether his injuries were caused by the police.

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