19 Moving Images from the Past Four Days in Baltimore
In stark contrast to the violence that plagued the city just 24 hours before, people dance on the streets of Baltimore on Tuesday.
After protests, fires and looting broke out in Baltimore Monday evening, a citywide 10 p.m. curfew was enacted. Here, a woman holds up a sign encouraging people to retreat to their homes before the curfew in order to avoid arrest.
On Monday, just as the unrest is beginning to build, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts drives away protesters in a parking lot off Reisterstown Road.
A face-to-face confrontation between police and a protester on Wednesday evening in Baltimore.
Surrounded by National Guardsmen, Baltimore resident Betty Lide walks her granddaughter Brionna Gregory to school. After a peaceful first night with an enacted curfew, Baltimore schools reopened on Wednesday.
A number of weapon-wielding National Guardsmen descend on the promenade at Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Wednesday. The Guard was activated in the city on Tuesday after the riots Monday evening.
The Baltimore Orioles play a game of baseball against the Chicago White Sox in an eerily empty Camden Yards. Due to safety concerns, the game was closed to the public – a first for Major League Baseball.
On the streets of Baltimore, State Senator Catherine E. Pugh hugs a protester as she urges the crowd to disperse and return home before 10 p.m. – the time of Baltimore's curfew.
At the burial of Freddie Gray – a 25-year-old who died on April 19 after suffering unexplained spinal injuries following his arrest in Baltimore on April 12 – a mourner plants a kiss on his casket. But following Gray's funeral, violent unrest began to break out on the western side of the city.
A man smiles from his perch on top of a damaged police car. Behind him, garbage and other wreckage litters the streets.
Tears well in a woman's eyes as she watches rioters throw rocks and bricks at Baltimore police officers. Monday night, the National Guard was activated in the city to help calm the unrest.
Rioters descend on a convenience store in western Baltimore. Elsewhere in the city, groups of people have been looting police cars and stores after Freddie Gray's funeral.
A band of police officers stand guard in front of a CVS pharmacy as smoke whirls behind them. The convenience store was looted and set on fire during the riots.
A man stands open-mouthed after being hit in the face with pepper spray.
On the burning, barren streets of Baltimore, a man carries tubes of Pringles, iced tea and other items as flames consume the police cars behind him.
Fire engulfs another convenience store as a firefighter uses a power saw to break open a metal gate. Following the mass riots in the city, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency.
A store interior sits empty in the aftermath of the riots. During the looting, windows were smashed, shelves were thrown into disarray and debris covered the floors.
Two women stand on the street of Baltimore, brooms in hand, as they assist in cleaning up what remains were left by protestors and rioters. On Tuesday, Gray's grieving family condemned the violence.