Protesters ready for May Day march over black man’s death in Baltimore

Protesters ready for May Day march over black man’s death in Baltimore
Credit: AP/Jose Luis Magana

[Ed. – Why not? It’s a beautiful day. And it’s not like the marchers have jobs to go to.]

Protesters and the family of a 25-year-old black man who died of injuries sustained while in police custody planned a May Day march in Baltimore as they demanded answers and punishment for the officers involved.

Freddie Gray’s death is the latest in a string of incidents exposing the tense relations between U.S. minorities and police. Protesters planned to use annual May 1 marches, marking International Labor Day, to focus attention on the case, which follows the killings of unarmed black men in recent months.

Police in Baltimore turned over their report on the case a day earlier to prosecutors but released few details publicly, though local media reports suggested Gray may have been injured while he was in the back of a police van.

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