Why Were No Fans Allowed in the MLB Game In Blatimore?
On April 27, 2015, riots in Baltimore broke out, ceasing the baseball game between Baltimore and Chicago.
What started these riots was when Freddie Gray was arrested and brutally manslaughtered by officers.
Black and African Americans fought back against the police, and demanded more rights for blacks.
"Fight the power!"
"We want more rights!"
Most protesting was done by burning down businesses and cars, and by attacking police officers.
But some protesting was done peacefully, such as when Dimitri Reeves climbed onto his van to sing "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson.
"We have to start with ourselves. We can't just go and act up. Peaceful protest is the answer."
- Dimitri Reeves
After the riots ended on the Tuesday after April 27th (when the riots began), many people, including children, set out to clean Baltimore, and to restore it to its rightful name; "Charm City".
Although the riots were caotic, the MLB game still went on. Fans watched from the outside of the stadium.
Eventually, the mayor and the police realized that the citizens were rioting over police brutality.
Would you have done the same?
The mayor resolved this by calling off the police for the day, which settled the rioters.
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