NY Knicks' Carmelo Anthony joins Baltimore protest

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New York Knicks basketball star Carmelo Anthony returned to his hometown Baltimore to join the protests against police brutality on Thursday. Together with 400 other protesters, he marched to City Hall. Professional basketball player Anthony, who wore a Cassius Clay shirt during the protest, earlier this week posted a message on Instagram urging protesters to "calm down" and "be patient." The Baltimore protests started on Monday, just hours after the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died in police custody on April 19. Gray's family say he suffered a severe spinal injury, that his voice box was crushed and his neck was snapped before he went into a coma and died. Police reports indicate that these injuries were sustained after his arrest.