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At least 53 arrested in Friday's Freddie Gray protests

Baltimore police arrested at least 53 people during peaceful protests Friday, the day charges were brought against the six officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray.

Fifteen of the arrests were made for curfew violations outside City Hall, where more than 100 people remained outside on the lawn past 10 p.m. to protest. Most ran away when hundreds of officers marched through carrying shields, mace, batons and zip-tie handcuffs; the stragglers were detained.

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If police arrested anyone Friday night at Pennsylvania and W. North avenues, another of the more than week-long protest gathering points, "they haven't been processed yet," a department spokesman said.

"Protest-related arrests" made up the other 38, though on a mostly peaceful day of marching and celebrating over the unexpected charges being brought, it wasn't clear what charges those people faced.

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Police did not take questions at their final briefing Friday just before midnight.

The six officers face manslaughter and other charges in the death of Gray a 25-year-old man who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury in police custody.

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