Dozens stood singing Sunday in the shadow of the Baltimore City Detention Center, its stone walls and barbed wire fence representing a system the protesters said had oppressed them for too long.
"Well I walked down to that city jail, and I took back what they stole from me," they sang. "I took back my dignity. ... Now it's under my feet; ain't no system gonna walk all over me."
The group, led by the People's Power Assembly and Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) marked International Women's Day by praying, chanting and marching to the East Baltimore jail holding signs protesting gender inequality.
Many of the roughly 25 people had participated in...