BALTIMORE (CBSMiami) — As 10 p.m. drew closer, protesters tried to clear the Baltimore streets, lining up, urging everyone to obey the curfew and leave.READ MORE: Suspect In Haitian President's Murder Will Be Charged In Federal Court On Thursday
CBS4’s Ted Scouten was there as scuffles broke out between those wanting to abide by the curfew and those who wanted to ignore it.
Local leaders even made their way into the street urging people to leave.
When 10 p.m. arrived, a police helicopter flew overhead, telling people it was time to go, warning they could be arrested. The majority of the crowd followed the rules and left.
That came after a day of passionate protest.READ MORE: Fired Former Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo Files Lawsuit Against City, Commissioners, City Manager
“Why does it take us burning down buildings for people to come down here and say something is wrong. It’s not just Baltimore,” said one protester.
Hundreds marched to city hall, demanding answers about the death of Freddie Gray. He died after receiving a spinal injury while in police custody.
“Before you call me a thug, before you call me an [expletive], before you call me a ni****, why are we dying? And why does no one care,” said another protester.
People in Baltimore are not alone. There are marches around the country in solidarity, like one through Manhattan.
“It shows the people are upset. No matter what state you’re in, not matter who’s your governor, who’s your mayor, the people are upset,” said a protester who identified himself as Chyno.MORE NEWS: London-Bound American Airlines Flight Returned To MIA After Passenger Refused To Wear A Mask
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