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  • Baltimore: Photos of civil unrest after funeral for Freddie Gray, young black man who died after arrest


    Protesters jump on a police car at a rally to protest the death of Freddie Gray [REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton]

    Baltimore: Photos of civil unrest after funeral for Freddie Gray, young black man who died after arrest

    Seven police officers were injured in street violence today when people at a protest threw bricks, broke windows, looted businesses and burned cop cars after Gray's funeral.

    A demonstrator raises his arms as he faces law enforcement officers near Baltimore Police Department Western District during a protest against the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, in Baltimore. More photographs from the protests and from Gray's funeral, by Reuters photographers, below.

    Seven Baltimore police officers were injured in street violence today when people at a protest threw bricks, broke windows, looted businesses and burned cop cars after Gray's funeral. The 25 year old black man died of a spinal cord injury in police custody.

    Police form a line during clashes with protesters near Mondawmin Mall after Gray's funeral.  [Reuters]


    Police form a line during clashes with protesters near Mondawmin Mall after Gray's funeral. [Reuters]

    Clashes between police and protesters spread through other parts of Baltimore in what Reuters describes as "the most violent demonstrations since looting in Ferguson, Missouri, last year."

    A woman cries as demonstrators throw rocks at Baltimore police during clashes in Baltimore, Maryland

    "It is disappointing just a few hours after putting Gray to rest," Reverend Jamal Bryant who spoke at the funeral told reporters. "This is not what the family asked for today of all days. This was a day of sacred closure."

    Freddie Gray's casket leaves the New Shiloh Baptist Church during his funeral in Baltimore April 27, 2015. [REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz]


    Freddie Gray's casket leaves the New Shiloh Baptist Church during his funeral in Baltimore April 27, 2015. [REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz]

    Gray's family, pastors and city officials had pleaded for peaceful demonstrations. Schools, businesses and train stations closed in Baltimore, a city of 662,000 people 40 miles (64 km) from the nation's capital.

    A mourner stands in front of the open casket of 25-year old Freddie Gray during his funeral service at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland April 27, 2015.[REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton]


    A mourner stands in front of the open casket of 25-year old Freddie Gray during his funeral service at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland April 27, 2015.[REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton]

    Gloria Darden, mother of Freddie Gray who died following an arrest by the Baltimore police department, sits by the casket at his burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland April 27, 2015.  [REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton]


    Gloria Darden, mother of Freddie Gray who died following an arrest by the Baltimore police department, sits by the casket at his burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland April 27, 2015. [REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton]

    Demonstrators gather in front of City Hall to protest against the death of Freddie Gray. [REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz]


    Demonstrators gather in front of City Hall to protest against the death of Freddie Gray. [REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz]

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