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Rawlings-Blake wants to avoid 'violent exchange' with protesters

Rawlings-Blake wants to avoid 'violent exchange' with protesters

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that she hopes to avoid a "violent exchange" with Occupy Baltimore protesters, though she and other city officials declined to say when or if they would forcibly remove the activists. Tensions mounted at the Occupy Baltimore encampment in the Inner Harbor's McKeldin Square, with protesters fearing imminent arrest, as civil rights advocates and union leaders came to their defense. The American Civil Liberties Union questioned City Hall's conclusion that overnight camping in the square is illegal, pointing to a long but infrequent history of such protests. "Although this is rare, it's clear one can...

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