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USA: Ruptly producer robbed at Baltimore protest

42 26.04.2015 Инфо

A Ruptly producer had her handbag stolen live on camera, after being surrounded by a group of youths, as they filmed a protest over the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Saturday. The producer gave chase to the suspected thief before police intervened. The protest flared up throughout Saturday, when a number of demonstrators began attacking police and civilian cars, resulting in at least 12 arrests. Twenty-seven-year-old Gray died on April 19 from injuries he sustained whilst in police custody. According to Gray's family he suffered a severe spinal injury, his voice box was crushed and his neck was snapped before he slipped into a coma and died. Earlier on Saturday prominent members of the African-American community made speeches during a rally in Baltimore; with members of black-rights group the New Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam taking part. Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts was heckled after trying to make a statement at the protest. The protesters are demanding the punishment of the officers involved in the arrest of Gray. Currently, police officers Lt. Brian Rice, Sgt. Alicia White, Officer Caesar Goodson, Officer William Porter, Officer Garrett Miller and Officer Edward Nero have been identified as allegedly being involved in Gray's arrest.