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On Sunday Freddie Gray’s wake was held at Vaughn Greene Funeral Services in Baltimore. Gray, who died from spinal injuries after being taken into custody by police, will be laid to rest on Monday, but the actions of protestors on Saturday is what garnered attention this past weekend.

As peaceful protests were being held, a faction of people decided to take a violent turn. A small number of people destroyed cars, harassed people on the streets and destroyed property. All of which was highlighted by the media. But people who were involved in the peaceful protests had something to say about it.

“Baltimore was not out of control,” said Karen DeCamp, a director at the Greater Homewood Community Corporation, a nonprofit advocacy organization, who was demonstrating outside the funeral home. “Baltimore was not burning. A very small number of people made some trouble, and it was completely blown out of proportion.”

Baltimore’s mayor also spoke out against the actions of the few destructive people:

“We cannot and will not let a minority of incendiary individuals exploit the honorable intentions of those trying to exercise their rights,” Mayor Rawlings-Blake said.

As Gray is laid to rest today, one can only hope the people who are making it hard for the peaceful protests will actually step back and see that they’re causing more harm than good. But that’s also not to say, I don’t understand their frustration.

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  • Mary Burrell

    They are focusing on the riots to deflect away from the real problem the racist brutality of the cops. And the way Freddie Gray died from a severed spine.

    • [email protected]

      I agree with you Sister Mary Burrell. The young man Freddie Gray was not immediately sent to the hospital when he was complaining of pain. He was disrespected by those cops and the cops waited for a half of an hour until he was placed into a hospital. He died after experiencing a coma.

    • Mary Burrell

      @truthseeker2436577: There are so many unanswered questions. They are trying to cover something up.

    • [email protected]

      There are many unanswered questions indeed about why was he arrested and why wasn’t he sent immediately to the hospital (as he was begging for medical assistance)? The authorities say that they want to reveal more information on Friday. The whole situation in Baltimore is very melancholy and the death of Mr. Freddie Gray was a tragedy.

    • [email protected]

      Goodnight Sister Mary Burrell.

  • Mary Burrell

    There was whites doing criminal things as well they just don’t show them doing it. Their agenda is to demonize the black community and keep white America talking about how uncivilized black people are.

    • [email protected]

      Preach.

  • Mary Burrell

    Ray Lewis put out a very passionate you tube asking the youth to stop the violence, i agree with him violence is not the answer

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