Freddie Gray, 25, was arrested April 12 following a foot pursuit by officers in the Gilmor Homes area of West Baltimore, and he suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody. His death a week later sparked protests over police brutality and unrest in the city — including looting and rioting — that drew international attention to the case. On April 27, riots erupted throughout the city; all told, 235 people were arrested, 20 police officers were injured, hundreds of businesses were damaged and 144 vehicles and 15 buildings were set on fire during the chaos that Monday evening. A citywide curfew was enacted and a state of emergency declared.
Below is The Sun's live blog coverage of the Baltimore unrest and riots. Live blog coverage began April 24
as police provided the first of many updates about the Gray investigation
and continued until May 3
, two days after Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced charges against the six officers
April 27 riots coverage: Riots erupt: Baltimore descends into chaos, violence, looting
| Baltimore rioting kicked off with rumors of 'purge'
| Friends, family bid farewell to Freddie Gray
| Damage and incidents of violence [Map]
| Photo gallery
| Reader reaction [Map]
Key live blog updates:
April 25: Protesters clash downtown
April 27: Freddie Gray's funeral; first mentions of 'credible threats'
and a 'purge'
| Clashes with police at Mondawmin Mall, downtown
| Police update: 'A trying and disappointing day'; pastors, Gray family speak on night of riots
April 28: Cleanup begins
| Gang members call for peace
| Tensions rise again
| First night of curfew, unrest continues
May 1: State's Attorney announces charges against 6 officers
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