Shortly after an entire city came together for the funeral of Freddie Gray, rioters took to the street to express their distrust with the local law enforcement.
Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died on April 19, just days after an encounter with police left him with fatal spinal injuries.
Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers. These events came just hours after Gray’s funeral.
The situation escalated to such an extent that Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a State of Emergency and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called for a citywide curfew.
A general curfew will be in effect in Baltimore City from 10pm Apr 28 – 5am May 4th unless renewed or rescinded by order of the Mayor.
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) April 28, 2015
The growing violence and unrest throughout the city forced an even bigger wedge between civilians and officers, as was most accurately demonstrated by the violent exchange of objects.
One woman decided she had enough with one of the protesters and took matters into her own hands, in a video posted by COED Magazine.
When your mom catches you rioting in Baltimore and beats your ass live on CNN.http://bit.ly/1DRjurc
Posted by COED on Monday, April 27, 2015
The video’s caption said: “When your mom catches you rioting in Baltimore and beats your a** live on CNN.”
The Associated Press contributed to this story.