Police arrested close to 200 people in Baltimore after a peaceful protest Monday over the death of Freddie Gray descended into violence and ultimately rioting.
Protesters set fire to 144 vehicles and 15 buildings, the city said Tuesday, with the escalating chaos prompting Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) to declare a state of emergency and deploy 500 National Guard troops. At least 15 police officers were injured by protesters hurling bricks, bottles, and other objects.
"Too many people have spent generations building up this city for it to be destroyed by thugs," Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said.
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The protests erupted hours after a funeral for Gray, the unarmed black man who died of a severe spinal injury while in police custody.
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