BALTIMORE (AP) – At a New York fundraiser for her presidential campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton told about 150 donors: “Baltimore is burning.”
“It is heartbreaking,” Clinton said. “The tragic death of another young African-American man. The injuries to police officers. The burning of peoples’ homes and small businesses. We have to restore order and security. But then we have to take a hard look as to what we need to do to reform our system.”
Clinton said she planned to address the unrest in Baltimore in more detail on Wednesday during a speech at Columbia University.
Maryland’s governor says there will be 2,000 National Guard troops and more than 1,000 police officers on the streets to enforce a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew.
Gov. Larry Hogan said the combined force “will not tolerate violence or looting.” He says maintaining law and order and protecting lives and property is the No. 1 priority.
The National Guard was called in after the riots in Baltimore. The unrest happened on the same day as the funeral for Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody.