Baltimore deploys National Guard as riots erupt
from Agence France-Presse via Yahoo News
Thousands of police and National Guard troopers were ordered to back up beleaguered officers in Baltimore after riots triggered by anger over the death of a black man in police custody. After an evening of violence, officials said calm appeared to be returning to the city. At least 27 people were arrested and 15 police injured as stone and brick-throwing mobs, many of them high school students, clashed with law enforcement and attacked local businesses. The state of Maryland declared a state of emergency after furious rioters looted businesses, ransacking shops and stealing armloads of merchandise, and torched cars.
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