USA: Fires rage in Ferguson as Freddie Gray protests spread south

Protesters set fire to barrels and fridges on Ferguson's streets, Tuesday evening, as protests decrying Freddie Gray's death whilst in police custody spread south from Baltimore to Missouri. Two people were reportedly injured overnight in the Missouri city after gunfire broke out following a demonstration near the site where black teen Michael Brown was fatally shot by police in 2014. Protests also began in Ferguson after some 2,000 troops and 1,000 police were brought in to quell violence in Baltimore following demonstrations there. The National Guard and local security forces are currently enforcing the curfew from 22:00 to 05.00 local time, after a state of emergency was declared. Violence broke out on Monday, just hours after the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died in police custody on April 19, 2015. Gray's family say he suffered a severe spinal injury, that his voice box was crushed and his neck was snapped before he went into a coma and died. Police reports indicate that these injuries were sustained after his arrest. Footage courtesy of Twitter user: @Search4Swag

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