Activists have been protesting near-daily in Baltimore after Gray died while in police custody. However, those rallies are expected to culminate in the largest gathering today. (Updates after video.)
7:31 p.m. EST: At least three demonstrators are known to have been arrested.
Third person Arrested #Baltimore #FreddieGray pic.twitter.com/x9JiiKfwLy— P. Kenneth Burns 🎤🗒📻🔊 (@PKBNews) April 25, 2015
One demonstrator just got arrested. He's being loaded onto a wagon. Hope it's not his last ride. #FreddieGray— MacArthur For Baltimore (@BaltoSpectator) April 25, 2015
Protestor being arrested near Howard and Pratt #freddiegray pic.twitter.com/7RfuY1cSq4— Christian Schaffer (@schafferwmar) April 25, 2015
7:20 p.m. EST: Police have started to make arrests.
— R.M.C. (@RobinMCouch) April 25, 2015
Two people have been arrested so far. At Howard and Pratt. #Baltimore #FreddieGray pic.twitter.com/l3QDy7AHx4— P. Kenneth Burns (@PKBNews) April 25, 2015
7:15 p.m. EST: Videos reveal protesters smash the windows of police cars.
#FreddieGray protesters smashing windows of #Baltimore police cars pic.twitter.com/BwesGXzoa0— Colin Campbell (@cmcampbell6) April 25, 2015
7:08 p.m. EST: Police in riot gear are responding to reports and images of smashed windows and cars.
So weird to know there’s baseball going on behind this. MT @RectorSun: All officers wearing helmets now #FreddieGray pic.twitter.com/oGt95UxR7k
— Ian Kennedy (@iankennedy7) April 25, 2015
Cops chanting "move back" as they advance. Protesters toss bottles. Horses now involved. #FreddieGray pic.twitter.com/TGmwDLvq9p— John Woodrow Cox (@JohnWoodrowCox) April 25, 2015
6:36 p.m. EST: Protestors are still holding onto Camden Yards as game time gets closer. Police are engaging in a standoff, some wearing riot gear.
#FreddieGray protesters and police at Camden Yards pic.twitter.com/IgdrzKX0GA— AlwaysActions (@AlwaysActions) April 25, 2015
"@rousseau_ist: From Above the#JusticeForFreddieGray Rally— J-TWISTA🌻 (@TwistaAnonymous) April 25, 2015
by @rousseau_ist of @DCMediaGroup #FreddieGray pic.twitter.com/jsi2IDEHlt"
"Today in, #Baltimore #FreddieGray pic.twitter.com/NrVNQkuEUJ"— Adino Adonai (@Adinoadonai) April 25, 2015
Photoset: micdotcom: 14 powerful images from the #FreddieGray protests currently rocking Baltimore ... http://t.co/sKb71nnc1o— Nathan Bond (@PaintBond) April 25, 2015
5:06 p.m. EST: Protesters have reached City Hall and are raising their fists as they chant for justice for Freddie Gray.
RT @deray: Protest. Baltimore City Hall. #FreddieGray https://t.co/gWP0jngXfO— elaine martin (@ElanMartinDCLaw) April 25, 2015
4:55 p.m. EST: The rally has effectively shut down Camden Yards where the Baltimore Orioles play.
Protesters have shut down Camden Yards is Baltimore. #JusticeForFreddie #FreddieGray http://t.co/C4rd99djDo— Anonymous (@YourAnonGlobal) April 25, 2015
4:32 p.m. EST: The crowd appears to now be in the thousands. Protesters are chanting "Freddie!"
Several thousand march for #FreddieGray. Baltimore. pic.twitter.com/oZvyUdfzd0— Miguel Marquez (@miguelmarquez) April 25, 2015
Standin w righteous ppl of Baltimore saying NO MORE POLICE MURDER! #FreddieGray #justice4amilcar pic.twitter.com/ZHCeLLJn2d— Revolution Club (@RevClub_bay) April 25, 2015
4:23 p.m. EST: Protesters shutting down streets as they march through the city possibly impacting a scheduled baseball game.
#BlackLivesMatter car covered with names of those killed by police. Baltimore. #FreddieGray pic.twitter.com/TCuaNidsxh— Taylor Griffin (@Tay_Griffin14) April 25, 2015
3:51 p.m. EST: At least 1,000 people now appear to have joined the rally.
Crowd marching down Penn Ave. about 1,000 protestors now. Chanting Freddie. #FreddieGray #Baltimore pic.twitter.com/wFJg9olXkt— Michelle Macaluso (@Michelle_Mac1) April 25, 2015
3:43 p.m. EST: Pastor Dr. Heber Brown III: "Police brutality must end today."
Powerful words by @HeberBrown #FreddieGray pic.twitter.com/RSOrUiTJOx— Yvonne Wenger (@yvonnewenger) April 25, 2015
3:37 p.m. EST: Protestors burn a confederate flag snatched of a car they say tried to run some down the night before.
Protesters burning miniature confederate flag snatched off hostile driver's car last night in Baltimore #FreddieGray pic.twitter.com/0a9ahRaqR4— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) April 25, 2015
3:30 p.m. EST: The crowd has been increasing in size.
#FreddieGray protest swelling as downtown comes into view. Hundreds marching, perhaps 1,000. pic.twitter.com/X2HnHapLlt— John Woodrow Cox (@JohnWoodrowCox) April 25, 2015
3:00 p.m. EST: Even before the official start time, hundreds of protestors have been facing off with police.
Small group of protesters facing off with police outside the Baltimore western district headquarters #FreddieGray pic.twitter.com/ttjaKV3BAf— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) April 25, 2015
Freddie Gray was stopped by Baltimore officers the morning of April 12 but tried to run. He was caught and placed in the prisoner wagon shortly later and transported to the Western District police station. More than an hour later, an ambulance was called to the station to treat him. Cell phone video of the arrest shows an incapacitated Gray being dragged away by police officers while handcuffed. A voice can be heard warning the officers that he appears critically injured.
Gray was found to have suffered broken vertebra for which he underwent surgery. He fell into a coma afterward and never recovered. He was also found to have an injured voice box.
Yesterday, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts admitted in a press conference that Gray asked for medical attention and should have received medical attention, but did not.