Baltimore Freddie Gray protests turn violent as police and crowds clash – Jon Swaine Sunday 26 April 2015 01.35 EDT

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Screen Shot 2015-04-26 at Apr 26, 2015 2.51 Protesters pelt objects at police and call out taunts as demonstrations turn violent in Baltimore.

At least a dozen protesters were arrested in Baltimore on Saturday evening after peaceful demonstrations over the death of Freddie Gray were followed by clashes with police in riot gear and scattered vandalism.

Officers detained several people during late confrontations in the streets of west Baltimore, near to where Gray was arrested on 12 April. A crowd gathered outside a police station pelted officers with rocks, glass bottles, eggs and other items.

Young men and women furious about Gray’s death from a broken neck after his arrest yelled insults at officers as they advanced. “You are assaulting American citizens,” a protester calling himself Leon the Poet told them.

“When all hell breaks loose the difference between a good man and a bad man is how you conduct yourself,” said the 30-year-old, who said he served…

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