A few dozen protesters marched across downtown Baltimore Saturday airing more than just concerns over the death of Freddie Gray.
The group, led by the Rev. Cortly “C.D.” Witherspoon, chanted the familiar “No justice, no peace” refrain that has echoed across the city since the 25-year-old Gray suffered a spinal injury while in police custody last month.
But they also spoke out against the state’s approval this week of a $30 million youth jail, called for amnesty for those still facing charges related to protests after Gray’s death, and demanded investment in the city’s poor neighborhoods.
“This is an uprising,” Witherspoon told the crowd. “People are standing up and for...