BALTIMORE — From Monday afternoon into the wee hours of Tuesday, more than 1,000 people gathered in the streets of downtown Baltimore to join nationwide protests against the death of George Floyd, who was killed while in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Before Monday's protest even began, police reported finding small stashes of potential weapons that could have been used to incite violence and injure others.
Though police and city leaders say the majority of participants were peaceful, as the night went on some agitators were seen setting off illegal fireworks and throwing objects near peaceful protesters and officers.
Six were arrested and charged, including one Baltimore man who allegedly was carrying a long gun.
Here is a list of those arrested and the charges they're facing.
- Anne Blumenberg (DOB 2-8-46) of the 3600 block of Greenmount for Failure to Obey 2.
- Tabitha Asten (DOB 10-20-89) of the unit block of Cross Falls Circle, Sparks, MD, for Failure to Obey
- Dyllan Hildebrand (DOB 12/91) of the 1900 block of Stanhope Road, Dundalk, MD, Throwing Fireworks
- George Augusta Patterson Jr. (DOB 3-3-83), of the 2300 block of KoKo Lane, arrested while carrying a long gun
- Jacob Vincent (DOB 9-7-91), of the 200 block of Michele Court, Failure to Obey
- Felix Bawo Gbubemi (DOB 5-20-94) of the Unit block of Christina Lynn Court, Failure to Obey
State Troopers assisted with crowd control while members of the Maryland National Guard were deployed throughout the evening for logistical purposes.
The protests caused several roads to be blocked off including parts of I-83, St. Paul, Baltimore, Pratt, and President Streets.
Monday's protest followed a similar demonstration Saturday night into Sunday, which resulted in several other arrests, police say.
"Small groups of juveniles and young adults have damaged at least three businesses in the downtown area. Several arrests have been made," Baltimore Police tweeted at 2:28 a.m. Sunday.
The names of those arrested Sunday morning haven't been released.
After Monday's march, Governor Larry Hogan and Baltimore Mayor Jack Young thanked law enforcement and the protesters for their efforts in maintaining the peace.
Yesterday, Baltimore set an example for our nation. Thousands of young people and community leaders expressed their frustrations peacefully, while working with police to stand up to a handful of extremists with a violent agenda. This is how real, positive change happens.— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) June 2, 2020
We witnessed several examples of local activists, who risked their personal safety to help maintain peace and calm during tense moments when a few agitators sought to cause trouble. They are true heroes who love Baltimore. https://t.co/Hg18ajx5Mu— Mayor Bernard C. Jack Young (@mayorbcyoung) June 2, 2020