A spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's office confirms the curfew will remain in effect tonight. No decisions have been made whether the curfew will end early or be extended beyond the initial order of a week. -- Yvonne Wenger
In North Baltimore, Druid Hill Park had the rhythm of a typical Saturday morning in spring. Small groups of runners trotted around the lake as parents pushed strollers toward the entrance to the zoo. Youth soccer squads played on one field, baseball teams on another nearby. In Waverly, the farmers market bustled with the usual crowd, its iconic guitar player strumming for tips. The night before, Acting Northern District Police Commander Richard Gibson had joined residents on a Walk for Peace through the neighborhood. --Eileen Canzian
The protesters paused at intersection of Pennsylvania Ave and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard before turning south on King.
Kai Cullens, a 20-year-old freshman from Morgan State University, said he wanted to for justice in the tradition of so many Morgan students before him.
"This generation, I feel like we're a bunch world-changers," he said. "We're going to change the world, we just have to come together." -- Yvonne Wenger
Release: A delegation of human rights observers and senior staff from Amnesty International USA are still on the ground in Baltimore to observe police and protester activity in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. While the city of Baltimore initially granted AIUSA and other legal observers permission to continue observing after curfew, that permission was revoked yesterday after the delegation was told that their badges "have been made invalid due to counterfeits." While AIUSA continues their work before curfew, they are also urging the city to grant legal and human rights observers permission to work during the curfew, when the risk of human rights violations is higher. Independent observation is crucial for ensuring respect for human rights and accountability for violations.