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Baltimore descends into chaos, violence, looting
Baltimore descends into chaos, violence, looting

After almost two weeks of tension over the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore descended into chaos Monday. Roaming gangs of mostly young men clashed with police in the streets, seriously injuring officers; tore open businesses; and looted their stocks. Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and called in the National Guard, and state police requested as many as 5,000 reinforcements from neighboring states. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake instituted a weeklong citywide curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Tuesday. Rawlings-Blake blamed the mayhem on "thugs who only want to incite violence and destroy our city." She joined a chorus of officials and residents, some of...

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