BALTIMORE (WJZ) — People in Baltimore lifted their voices in protest Friday. For the past two days, protesters hit the streets, taking a stand against police brutality.
Marcus Washington has more.
The deaths of 32-year-old Philando Castille of Minnesota and 37-year-old Alton Sterling of Louisiana sparked protests across the country. Their deaths were felt by those within the Baltimore area.
Friday’s 200 protesters remained peaceful but, toward the end as police asked the crowd to leave, some chose not to leave the roadway and were arrested: 26-year-old Cody Kradz of Catonsville, 31-year-old Perry Wheeler of Laurel, 25-year-old Sarah Benjamin of Baltimore and 32-year-old Megan Flynn of Tacoma Park. Flynn’s arrest was captured by a WJZ camera.
It was a night showcasing a unified call for action at the heels of two men killed after encounters with police, a peaceful protest with people walking through the streets of Baltimore with a message of justice and equality: equal treatment of all citizens and equal penalties for those doing wrong.