A swelling crowd protested the death of Freddie Gray on Wednesday with a march called “NYC Rise Up & Shut It Down for Baltimore” that began in Union Square and continued to Times Square, with many holding signs in support of the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died in the custody of police in that city. Others carried signs that called attention to racism against African-Americans and police brutality, and others still sang, “New York is Baltimore, and Baltimore’s New York.”
According to various reports, more than 100 people were arrested, many for disorderly conduct after protesters blocked streets, or didn’t “stay on the sidewalk” as police commanded, which you can see in the video above.
Photo and video by C.S. Muncy for the Village Voice.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 30, 2015