BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — Protesters are looting a check-cashing business and other stores in Baltimore, busting through the windows and climbing inside to take items.
Cars have been lit on fire and a large group of youths threw rocks, bricks and other items at police. As people arrived home from work, some yelled at the youths to stop causing trouble.READ MORE: Young People Clean Up Behind Area In Baltimore Plagued By Illegal Dumping
“I never thought I’d see something like this happen in my neighborhood,” said Ted Bushrod, 32, who’s lived in the area all his life.
Bushrod, who said his father died in an officer-involved shooting involving the Baltimore Police Department, criticized the violence.
“It’s disappointing. I understand the kids’ frustration. We go through this every day,” he added, referring to black people being targeted for their race in Baltimore.READ MORE: Christmas Village Returns To Inner Harbor With Grand Opening Saturday
Police are urging parents to locate their children and bring them home after youths clashed violently with police in Baltimore.
Baltimore police made the announcement on its Twitter feed. A group of youths threw bricks, rocks and other items at police during a violent clash hours after the funeral of Freddie Gray. At least seven police officers were injured.
A lot of the youths clashing with police had backpacks and were wearing khaki pants, which are a part of many Baltimore public school uniforms.
The activity broke out just as high school let out, and at a key city bus depot for student commuters.MORE NEWS: State, Anne Arundel Leaders Tour Annapolis For Small Business Saturday
Gray died April 19. He suffered injuries in police custody. Authorities are investigating.