Police, National Guard enforce curfew in Baltimore

Police and National Guard enforce curfew in Baltimore, one day after night of violent riots

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Police and National Guard troops started enforcing a city wide curfew in Baltimore on Tuesday, a day after rioting in the streets of the city.

Curfew started at 10pm local time and police ordered several hundred protesters who were still on the streets, to disperse and go inside.

Some people threw bottles to police in response to the calls and police started to slowly advance towards the crowd.

After police threw smoke canisters towards the group, many protesters were seen dispersing but some remained in the area.

Just ahead of the curfew, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake went to the intersection where protesters had gathered and joined many others from the community to plead protesters to go home.

Baltimore police Captain Eric Kowalczyk said they have "wide range of discretion" with how the way they will enforce the curfew before it started, implying non-compliers will not be facing imminent use force by the police.

Last night, protests turned violent as demonstrators looted shops and burned buildings and police cars after the funeral service of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody on April 19, one week after his spine injured during a police arrest.

TRTWorld and agencies