Baltimore is on Fire

Governor declares a state of emergency.

From  CNN:

Chaos and violence erupted on the streets of Baltimore late Monday as protesters clashed with police, several of whom were  injured.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard. The mayor of Baltimore said every possible resource was being deployed to “gain control of this  situation.”

“What we see tonight that is going on in our city is very disturbing,” Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told reporters. “Too many people have spent generations building up this city for it to be destroyed by thugs who — in a very senseless way — are trying to tear down what so many have fought  for.”

She announced that the city will impose a mandatory curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily, effective for one week starting Tuesday. The mayor stressed that the city already has a mandatory curfew for young people — 9 p.m. ET for children under 14, while teenagers 14-16 have to be inside by 10 p.m. ET on school  nights.

Rawlings-Blake also promised to hold those responsible for the violence  accountable.

More than two dozen people have already been arrested, according to Col. Darryl D. DeSousa with the Baltimore Police  Department.

He said that 15 officers were injured. Two remain hospitalized, and the others have been released. Most were hurt by flying debris in the violence…(read  more)

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