A group of about 50 mostly white protesters stood on a corner in Hampden on Saturday just as the citywide 10 p.m. curfew went into effect because, they said, they knew they'd be treated differently than black protesters in poorer parts of the city.
The organizers of the event — which took place at the corner of 33rd Street and Keswick Road and was promoted on social media under the hashtag #breakthecurfew — wouldn't give their names.
"Media: We are not talking. Please reach out to Black led organizing for analysis on racism/white supremacy in Baltimore," a sign read.
Two officers approached the group about 10 minutes before the curfew went into effect and chatted with them about other neighborhood events having gone well and about respecting their First Amendment rights.
One officer said police are "worn out," and want things to "go back to normal" like everyone else.