Protests in Baltimore resume as city leaders plead for peace
BALTIMORE (AP) – Hundreds of protesters marched and drove through Baltimore to protest the death of George Floyd, as city leaders pleaded for peaceful demonstrations.
At a press conference Saturday, city leaders invoked the riots that took place five years ago after Freddie Gray died in police custody and focused an international spotlight on the city, and urged protesters to take a peaceful approach this time. Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young said he believes outsiders instigated the violence in 2015 and called on Baltimoreans to reject outside agitation to violence.
Protests Friday night in Baltimore were generally peaceful, and began peacefully Saturday as well.