BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The nation’s eyes are on Baltimore, as the Department of Justice opens a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray.

Christie Ileto was there with several hundred people demonstrating.

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Leading the hundreds of chanting residents, Freddie Gray’s parents were silent and stoic, rallying for answers in their son’s untimely death.

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It’s because of a viral video that we know Gray. The 25-year-old died a week after being taken into Baltimore police custody.

“He just laughed and smiled. Everybody knows he was just a fun type of guy,” said Davon Crawford, family friend.

His death sparked a movement. Hundreds rallied from Gilmor Homes to the Western District Police Department and back–Gray’s last known location before going to the ICU.

Ileto: “How bad is the problem between Baltimore City police and the community?”

“I think it’s a big problem. I don’t think they’re a part of the community as they should be,” said Pastor Wesley West, Faith Empowered Ministers.

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“I think this has to do with race and it has to do with police brutality. I don’t think it’s one or the other,” one man said.

The Department of Justice confirms to WJZ it is now opening an investigation into Gray’s death.

“Until justice is served, I’m not happy at all,” said Carron Williams.

Williams is Gray’s cousin.

Ileto: “What questions do you have as a family member?”

Williams: “When you saw when Freddie was hauled off right here. He was still conscious. So how did he end up in a coma?”

A question unexplained for the last week that’s leaving a community unsettled.

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