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Baltimore Rioters Light Police Car On Fire (Video)

| by Emily Smith
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A police car was set on fire in Baltimore on April 27 after protests that followed Freddie Gray’s funeral. Gray died from an unexplained spinal injury he reportedly sustained during a trip in a police van.

The fire was captured originally by CNN (video below), though CNN host Jake Tapper noted that this isn’t the first time a car has been set ablaze on April 27. Officers have reportedly also been hit by rocks and other projectiles.

Helicopter images have shown officers in Baltimore wearing helmets and face shields while blocking off a parking lot at Mondawmin Mall. Protestors have been shown throwing rocks and bricks at officers and at armored vehicles.

Baltimore police have noted that a large number of those involved in the riots are juveniles. Officers have urged parents to find their children and bring them home.

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At the end of the day on April 27, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Baltimore and activating the National Guard.

Sources: The Daily Caller, CBS News 

Photo Credit: Screen Capture Via The Daily Caller