BALTIMORE — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Monday in downtown Baltimore to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The youth-led demonstration started at 4 p.m. with a march near Pratt and Sharp. The march was peaceful in nature and headed towards City Hall. At one point the protesters started marching on I-83.
Throughout the day many could be heard chanting, "no justice, no peace."
Police officers were on hand monitoring the demonstrators and their right to assembly. No arrests were reported.
Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott spoke in support of demonstrators earlier in the day.
"There are Baltimoreans across the the city who are coming out in support of these demonstrators," said Scott. "They are coming out to make sure that we are protecting our young people. When this is over I just need the young people to continue to organize and advocate. Show up to Annapolis, show up to City Hall. Show up everywhere so we can have changes that we need."
Officers were seen kneeling in solidarity during the protest as well.
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Later in the night, BPD activated the Maryland State Police to assist with moderate crowds. Officers observed members in the crowd setting off illegal fireworks and throwing objects near peaceful protesters and officers.