More protests planned in West Baltimore following death of Freddie Gray

More protests planned in West Baltimore following death of Freddie Gray.

Protests will continue Sunday at the Baltimore Police Department's Western District headquarters following the death of Freddie Gray, a man injured a week ago while he was being arrested.

A public gathering began at the district precinct Saturday, hours before Gray, 27, died at Shock Trauma.

Justice League NYC said Sunday morning it will rally at the precinct after spending the morning at a Baltimore church. The group is on a 250 mile "#March2Justice" with the plan to reach Washington, D.C. Tuesday.

A statement from the group read: "Today Justice League NYC has chosen to alter the planned route of March2Justice and march to the Western District Police Department of Baltimore to stand in solidarity with the family of Freddie Gray. As tensions are elevated in Baltimore, March2Justice participates in non-violent direct action to demand immediate transparency and accountability from Baltimore Police and elected officials.

"This is not an isolated incident in Baltimore, as last night we heard from the families of Tyrone West and Emmanuel Okutuga and their prolonged quest for justice.  Justice League NYC stands in solidarity with the family of Freddie Gray, and the people of Baltimore."

March2Justice also invited Baltimoreans to join them Tuesday, when they meet at the West Lawn of the Capitol at 5 p.m.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and police commissioner Anthony Batts will address Gray's death in an afternoon news conference.

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