Protesters Disrupt City Hall Meeting in Baltimore (VIDEO)
The protesters were angry about the appointment of a new police commissioner. At least 12 people were taken into custody.
USA Today reported:
12 detained in Baltimore City Hall protests
At least 12 people were taken into custody early Thursday to end a protest and takeover of City Hill by activists unhappy over the city council’s move to approve the permanent appointment of the interim Baltimore police commissioner.
The dozen protesters were the last holdouts from a large group of demonstrators trying to block the appointment of Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis.
The demonstrators — many clamped with plastic handcuffs — were escorted to a police van around 4:45 a.m. EDT, The Baltimore Sun reports.
The controversy stems from the strong backlash, particularly within the black community, over the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died following a severe injury while in police custody in April. Six police officers have been charged in connection with his death.
Here’s a video of the protesters: