After a violent, chaotic Monday in Baltimore that started with a funeral service for Freddie Gray and ended with rioting, looting, fires across the city, the arrest of at least 27 people and injuries to 15 police officers, on Tuesday, residents assessed the damage and began the process of repairing what had been broken. President Obama weighed in on the unrest on Tuesday afternoon, as did presidential candidate Rand Paul. With the National Guard in the city and a citywide curfew set to begin at 10 p.m. on Tuesday night, protests are underway. We’ll keep you updated here.
11:15 p.m.: Post-curfew demonstrators mostly disperse.
Area at Pennslyvania and North (where CVS looted and demonstrations all day) effectively cleared. Just lots of media and handful of people— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) April 29, 2015
Scanner: Might have found a way to try and end it, "snatch" up last people out— Ian Duncan (@iduncan) April 29, 2015
What remains of the small fire set outside the library near the police line pic.twitter.com/2l82CRLuht— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) April 29, 2015
10:40 p.m.: A fire reported outside the Pratt Library.
A group of criminals have just started a fire outside the library located at Pennsylvania Ave and North Ave.— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) April 29, 2015
Penn and North right now pic.twitter.com/7Za7d88b68— Nicolás Medina Mora (@MedinaMora) April 29, 2015
10:20 p.m.: Riot police line advances on demonstrators disregarding curfew, throwing water bottles at officers. Reports on the actual number of people remaining in the street are pretty varied with MSNBC reporting the crowd is between 100 and 200 people, while CNN's Chris Cuomo put the number at close to 1,000.
10:10 p.m.: Demonstrators linger in streets despite 10 p.m. curfew.
Big post curfew crowd at Penn and North.— Baynard Woods (@baynardwoods) April 29, 2015
10:00 p.m.: Curfew imposed in Baltimore.
9:30 p.m.: All-out effort to clear the streets ahead of the 10 p.m. curfew underway.
Lady on car driving on Penn, telling kids to get off street before curfew.— Nicolás Medina Mora (@MedinaMora) April 29, 2015
There were volunteer efforts to clear streets in Ferguson, but none ever this organized and effective as in Baltimore tonight— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) April 29, 2015
People starting to scatter as 10 pm nears. Others screaming "Go home" to those who won't move.— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) April 29, 2015
Group of gangs and ministers begging people to go home. A lot are, a lot are not. #BaltimoreUprising— Joshua Scott Albert (@jpegjoshua) April 29, 2015
With curfew 34 minutes away there are some out pic.twitter.com/VcnCjJF7ST— Megan Specia (@meganspecia) April 29, 2015
9:15 p.m.: Baltimore police prepare to impose 10 p.m. curfew on city.
During the next hour, you will hear officers using bull horns to make announcements about the 10:00pm curfew.— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) April 29, 2015
The curfew is in effect from 10pm - 5am. There are certain exceptions to the curfew - going to & from work and medical emergencies— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) April 29, 2015
8:45 p.m.: After one-day closure, Baltimore County Public Schools set to reopen on Wednesday.
BALTIMORE UPDATE: Baltimore City Public Schools to reopen tomorrow http://t.co/e1tYMEqyEv— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) April 28, 2015
8:04 p.m.: Inside the CVS that rioters looted on Monday night. The pharmacy became a flashpoint as protests unraveled into rioting and looting. Here’s more on the CVS’ emergence as an early symbol of the unrest from the Los Angeles Times:
As night fell, violent crowds busted the pharmacy's windows out and looters swarmed inside. One image showed a woman carrying out several packages of disposable diapers. Flames erupted and the fire destroyed an establishment that was supposed to represent one sign of economic renewal in this distressed neighborhood. In a particularly cruel action, someone slashed one of the hoses that had been turned on the flames. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lamented the CVS destruction as a harsh blow to the community.
7:40 p.m.: The mood of street scenes in Baltimore so far cover a wide range from a parade-like atmosphere to more intense, peaceful stand-offs with police.
Wait. Are people straight doing the electric slide on TV? Breaking news: The riots have turned into block parties. #peace— Erica L. Green (@EricaLG) April 28, 2015
Large group of men standing between protesters and police trying to keep peace as tensions escalate. https://t.co/TeLLiJmNzd— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) April 28, 2015
7:09 p.m.: Protesters take to the streets of Baltimore for the second night.
A group of protesters are walking south of Eutaw Street towards Saratoga street.— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) April 28, 2015
Protesters walking south on Pennsylvania Avenue towards MLK...— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) April 28, 2015
March starting, heading north on Penn pic.twitter.com/7dqgqokpAO— Nicolás Medina Mora (@MedinaMora) April 28, 2015
A group of protesters are now walking northbound on Fulton Ave from Presbury street.— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) April 28, 2015