Freddie Gray's twin sister: 'please stop the violence'

Freddie Gray's twin sister: “Can ya'll please, please stop the violence?”

The twin sister of Freddie Gray pleaded for peace after protesters turned unruly in Baltimore.

Fredericka Gray, standing by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's side at a news conference late Saturday, said "Can y'all please, please stop the violence?" She said her brother wouldn't have wanted it.

Rawlings-Blake tweeted a photo of her with Fredericka Gray inside City Hall's ceremonial room, saying the group was "calling 4 peaceful protests."

A visitation is planned for Freddie Gray from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Vaughn Greene Funeral Home at 4905 York Road in North Baltimore.

The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 N. Monroe St. in West Baltimore. A second visitation is scheduled at the church before services, starting at 10 a.m.

Gray died April 19 from a spinal cord injury he suffered while in police custody.

Hundreds marched peacefully for hours Saturday until about 6:30 p.m. when violence broke out in Downtown Baltimore. Police cruisers were smashed, store and restaurant windows were shattered and convenience stores were looted.

At least a dozen people were arrested, according to initial reports. Police had not responded Sunday morning to requests for information about those arrests.

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