New York Freddie Gray Protest: The Pictures You Need to See

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More than 100 people were arrested in New York on Wednesday as marchers took to the streets of the Big Apple in solidarity with the protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray.

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Union Square for what was supposed to be a peaceful rally, but the gathering splintered across the city causing chaos.

Many of the arrests were made when the marchers veered off the sidewalks and into the streets in the face of oncoming traffic.

“What do we want? Justice! If we don’t get it? Shut it down!” protesters chanted as police officers started to detain people and corral them in police vans.

The demonstration was billed as a show of support for Baltimore, where a nightly curfew has been imposed ­after the death of Gray in police custody sparked violence and looting across the city.

From Union Square, protesters marched along 17th Street toward Fifth Avenue before being stopped by police. Many gathered in Times Square before being moved on.

An NYPD helicopter hovered overhead and a police loudspeaker warned protesters that they would be arrested if they marched in the street.

 


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