State of Emergency Declared in Maryland



A state of emergency and a one-week curfew have been put in place as police and protesters continue to clash amid smoke and rubber bullets in Baltimore. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake placed a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew on the city that will begin on Tuesday.

“It’s idiotic to think that by destroying your city you’re going to make life better for anybody,” she said in a press conference.

Earlier in the evening, Governor Larry Hogan announced a state of emergency for Maryland and asked the National Guard to assist in efforts to subdue the riotous crowds that set fire to a CVS and injured at least seven police officers.

“Today’s looting and acts of violence in Baltimore will not be tolerated,” Hogan wrote in a post on Facebook in which he condemned the violence of demonstrators and promised to prosecute them “under the full extent of the law.”

At least 27 people have been arrested during the riots so far, and police say they will be working to identify more from social media and video footage. Read more at

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. At last some accurate reportage. And it was the Mayor who requested that the Governor declare the State of Emergency and who instituted the curfew.