Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Baltimore on Monday night, looting and setting fire to local businesses after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man who died after his neck was almost completely severed from his spine while in police custody.

In a video posted by, cars erupt in fire, police in riot gear block the streets and a crowd gathers in front of a burning CVS pharmacy.

At one point in the video, protesters vent their frustrations to a Baltimore police officer.

“When he picked him up off the ground, the man couldn’t move,” a protester points out. “He couldn’t move.”

“I saw that too,” the police officer says. “And I agree with everything you just said.”

Read Chris Hedges on the rise of young black radicals here.

–Posted by Jenna Berbeo


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