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PHOTOS: Several Arrests After Peaceful Protests In Baltimore

Demonstrators cheer in the intersection of West North and Pennsylvania Avenues in Baltimore on Saturday. CREDIT: AP PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN
Demonstrators cheer in the intersection of West North and Pennsylvania Avenues in Baltimore on Saturday. CREDIT: AP PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN

Hundreds of demonstrators marched in Baltimore on Saturday in what observers called largely peaceful protests following the charging and arrest of six police officers involved in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray Jr.

Organized by Black Lawyers for Justice, reports described the demonstration as having a “street carnival” feel and “the atmosphere of a block party.” Then CNN reported that authorities instituted a curfew three hours before it began at 10 p.m. Several demonstrators refused to clear the streets, and the New York Times reported that someone threw a water bottle at a passing National Guard truck. Police used pepper spray on a man who refused to leave the intersection, and the police made several other arrests.

The curfew has been particularly difficult for people who work the night shift. “They need to end that now,” said one demonstrator, 36-year-old J. R. White. “People can’t pay the bills if they can’t work.”

Children cheer as demonstrators march the day after charges were announced against the police officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death on Saturday. CREDIT: AP Photo/David Goldman
Children cheer as demonstrators march the day after charges were announced against the police officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death on Saturday. CREDIT: AP Photo/David Goldman

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A man lays on the ground after he was arrested and hit with pepper spray as police enforced a 10 p.m. curfew on Saturday. CREDIT: AP Photo/David Goldman
A man lays on the ground after he was arrested and hit with pepper spray as police enforced a 10 p.m. curfew on Saturday. CREDIT: AP Photo/David Goldman

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A woman looks out from the back of a police van after being arrested with several others for violating a 10 p.m. curfew Saturday. CREDIT: AP Photo/David Goldman
A woman looks out from the back of a police van after being arrested with several others for violating a 10 p.m. curfew Saturday. CREDIT: AP Photo/David Goldman
A man is loaded into an ambulance after getting arrested and hit with pepper spray as police enforced a 10 p.m. curfew, Saturday in Baltimore. CREDIT: AP Photo/David Goldman
A man is loaded into an ambulance after getting arrested and hit with pepper spray as police enforced a 10 p.m. curfew, Saturday in Baltimore. CREDIT: AP Photo/David Goldman

Update:

In a statement on Sunday, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the curfew was lifted.