19 Shocking Images from the Baltimore Riots

Apr 28, 2015 at 1:20 pm |
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A woman faces down a line of Baltimore Police officers in riot gear during violent protests following the funeral of Freddie Gray April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, who was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Homes housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A woman faces down a line of Baltimore Police officers in riot gear during violent protests following the funeral of Freddie Gray April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, who was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Homes housing project on Baltimore’s west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody.(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The nation is stunned once more after watching another one of its cities undergo an attack from the inside out  after violent protests and riots plagued Baltimore yesterday (April 27) in response to the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

Gray, whose funeral initiated the events, has become the nation’s latest symbol in the struggle against police brutality after he suffered spinal injuries while being detained and restrained by officers, which subsequently led to his death.

There was an uprising on social media calling for a violent protest to take place, and resultantly things exploded yesterday afternoon in northwestern Baltimore around the area where Gray’s funeral had taken place that morning. Images of looting, destruction, arson, and violence have since streamed from the area as the city was placed under a state of emergency.

Here are some of the most powerful images and moments to come out of the Baltimore riots…

Man Desperately Tries to Stop the Violence

Click through to see the shocking footage coming out of Baltimore.

These pictures look like a war zone. When will the ongoing violence end?

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