What Is The Impact Of The Protests In Baltimore? | WYPR

What Is The Impact Of The Protests In Baltimore?

Apr 27, 2015

Saturday's protest at City Hall
Credit Nick Fountain, NPR

This afternoon, Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died a week after his spine was broken while in police custody, will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery, after a funeral service this morning at New Shiloh Baptist Church in West Baltimore. For more than a week, protesters have marched through the city, demanding to know what happened to Freddie Gray. The largest protest came on Saturday night.

One of the organizers of that protest was Dayvon Love. He’s founder of the group ‘Leaders Of A Beautiful Struggle,’ and he joins Sheilah in the studio. And, with us by phone is Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby. He represents the 7th district, which includes the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested.

WYPR reporter P. Kenneth Burns has been reporting on Saturdays' protest. Also, check out City Paper photographer J. M. Giordano's pictures from Saturday evening.