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Youth jail protest jams Baltimore traffic, sparks debate
Youth jail protest jams Baltimore traffic, sparks debate

About 40 demonstrators led by the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant blocked traffic for more than an hour on Interstate 395 in Baltimore Tuesday morning — the first of what Bryant said would be "10 biblical plagues" unless state officials scrap plans for a $30 million youth jail. At the protest, which snarled traffic for miles and created backups that lasted two hours, Bryant demanded that Gov. Larry Hogan reverse funding for the jail and pump $11 million more into the city's schools. "State of Maryland, brace yourself, because you've got nine more times," Bryant said. "Nine more times you are going to hear from us." The blocking of rush-hour traffic...

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