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Baltimore Mayor praises peaceful protests in Baltimore City

Posted at 9:36 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 21:37:44-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Mayor Jack Young issued a statement Monday evening in response to ongoing peaceful protests in Baltimore City.

The statement saying in part that he is proud of the young people for being a positive example for those across the country.

He also referenced President Trumps Monday night statements saying that the city does not expect to see an influx of active duty personnel.

"Baltimore's streets have been filled today with thousands of peaceful protesters, who are collectively expressing their First Amendment right.

Today's major protest is youth-led, and I am proud of Baltimore's young people for continuing to be a positive national example of Democracy in action.

My administration is working closely with Governor Hogan's office and will remain in close contact with the State as peaceful protests continue in Baltimore. The State has provided law enforcement support to the City, as needed. And, members of the Maryland National Guard have been close partners with a number of humanitarian missions in Baltimore related to our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contrary to remarks earlier tonight from President Trump, our City does not expect to see an influx of active duty military personnel.

Again, thank you to the thousands of peaceful protesters, who have taken to our streets in pursuit of social justice."