Freddie Gray death: Protesters damage cars; 12 arrested – CNN

Baltimore, Maryland (CNN)Protesters angry over the death of Freddie Gray got into physical altercations with police Saturday night in downtown Baltimore near the city’s famed baseball stadium.

Some of the hundreds who confronted lines of police officers got into shoving matches with helmeted cops while other demonstrators threw objects. At least five police cars were damaged by people who smashed windows and jumped on them.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she was profoundly disappointed by the violence, adding that 95% of the protesters were respectful but a “small group of agitators intervened.”

Twelve people were arrested, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said.

“We continue to have a few isolated pockets of individuals causing disturbances. We are deploying resources to keep everyone safe,” the Baltimore Police Department tweeted.

Fredericka Gray, the twin sister of Freddie Gray, made a statement: “My family wants to say, ‘Can y’all please, please stop the violence? Freddie Gray would not want this.’ Freddie’s father and mother do not want any violence. Violence does not get justice.”

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