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Baltimore uprising: Solidarity protests spread across US

Baltimore uprising: Solidarity protests spread across US
A heavy National Guard presence and a draconian curfew have ended the rioting in Baltimore, but the popular uprising against police brutality has spread across the US. Peaceful protests are taking place in Baltimore and several major cities.
  • 04 May 2015

    20:20 GMT

    Footage from RT's Manuel Rapalo moments after he heard a gun going off.

    Video I shot on my phone after I heard gun shot in #Baltimore. Unclear if man in video actually sustained a gun shot pic.twitter.com/rTz6y1kCIT

    — Manuel Rapalo (@Manuel_Rapalo) May 4, 2015
  • 19:26 GMT

    Baltimore PD flatly deny anyone has been shot, despite many eyewitnesses, including members of the local and national news media.

    Police saying no one was injured. Conflicting with eye witnesses telling me the man was in fact shot

    — Manuel Rapalo (@Manuel_Rapalo) May 4, 2015

    The reports of a man being shot at North and Pennsylvania Ave are NOT true. Officers have arrested a man for a handgun at the location

    — Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) May 4, 2015

    A @BaltimorePolice officer said "he'll be alright" when we asked about the condition of the man they just shot. #BaltimoreUprising

    — deray mckesson (@deray) May 4, 2015

  • 19:16 GMT

    The young man who was shot "doesn't look good," according to several witnesses. He is an African-American, the Baltimore Police officer is said to be white.

    'We'll be back under martial law tonight!' EMTs take body away on stretcher. Witnesses saying he's alive #Baltimore

    — Hannah Allam (@HannahAllam) May 4, 2015

    Baltimore PD denies that police fired any shots, saying that the suspect was carrying a weapon and it "fell" and went off.

    Commander at the scene confirms it was a shooting. Man had a gun, police tried to arrest him, it fell and went off, he says.

    — Colin Campbell (@cmcampbell6) May 4, 2015
  • 19:09 GMT

    Police have confirmed an officer-involved shooting at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and West North Avenue, according to Baltimore Sun reporter Colin Campbell.

    I just saw a guy get shot! Police are clearing the scene and using pepper spray. I have no idea what's going on #Baltimore

    — Manuel Rapalo (@Manuel_Rapalo) May 4, 2015

    Police have cleared the street after a man was shot on w North Ave only a few moments ago. Pepper spray used on crowd pic.twitter.com/2yIIE1cOmc

    — Manuel Rapalo (@Manuel_Rapalo) May 4, 2015

    The man was shot in the back and appears to still be alive. He was placed on a stretcher and put in an ambulance.

    Police in Baltimore are forcing people away from the intersection of Pennsylvania & North – livestream http://t.co/7cVBqBiqsb

    — Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) May 4, 2015

    Huge police presence back at Penn North. Officer on bullhorn asking people to disperse. One woman pepper sprayed. pic.twitter.com/nJHPGOjrjf

    — Colin Campbell (@cmcampbell6) May 4, 2015

    The intersection of Penn and North Avenues was the epicenter of many of the Freddie Gray protests.

  • 19:02 GMT

    Police scanner chatter says the person who was shot had been armed.

    Baltimore |SHOTS FIRED| Pennsylvania Ave & North Ave. Suspect was armed w/ a weapon, attempted to throw it. May have discharged. No one hit

    — BmoreBreakingNews (@BaltimoreBNN) May 4, 2015

  • 18:54 GMT

    Someone just got shot at the corner of Pennsylvania and North avenues in West Baltimore...

    I just saw a guy get shot! Police are clearing the scene and using pepper spray. I have no idea what's going on #Baltimore

    — Manuel Rapalo (@Manuel_Rapalo) May 4, 2015

  • 04:24 GMT

    A Baltimore resident confronts Geraldo Rivera over Fox News' irresponsible coverag... (Vine by @melanatedmind) https://t.co/s2QCzdcXCh

    — £|_aun_d®@ (@Loniee_Coles) May 4, 2015
  • 04:20 GMT

    One last set of Baltimore protest-related tweets for the road: with the curfew gone, all seems quiet in Baltimore tonight.

    — RAC (@rac2750) May 4, 2015

  • 01:04 GMT

    The mayor of Baltimore has lifted a city-wide curfew, almost a week after protests began. “My goal has always been to not have the curfew in place a single day longer than was necessary. I believe we have reached that point today,” mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced on Twitter.

    My goal has always been to not have the curfew in place a single day longer than was necessary. I believe we have reached that point today.

    — Mayor Rawlings-Blake (@MayorSRB) May 3, 2015
  • 03 May 2015

    04:01 GMT
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