Minneapolis march, rally shows support for Baltimore

Published 10:27 am Thursday, April 30, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Hundreds of protesters have demonstrated in Minneapolis in solidarity with Baltimore residents after the death of a black man critically injured while in police custody.

Black Lives Matter Minneapolis organized the rally and march that began at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gold Medal Park on the edge of downtown Minneapolis near the Mississippi River.

Freddie Gray died April 19 after suffering spinal cord injuries while in police custody. His death has triggered riots and demonstrations in Baltimore.

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KSTP-TV reports the Minneapolis group chanted “black lives matter” and held up posters reading “white silence, white violence.”

The crowd marched down Washington Avenue to the Hennepin Avenue Bridge, then crossed into northeast Minneapolis.