Baltimore's mayor lifts curfew six days after riots were sparked by death of man in custody
Published 03/05/2015 | 17:53
Baltimore's mayor has lifted a citywide curfew six days after riots were sparked by the death of a black man who suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody.
The order for residents to stay at home after 10pm had been in place since Tuesday, and officials had planned to keep it in place throughout today.
Protests since Monday's riots have been peaceful, and the announcement of charges against six officers involved in Freddie Gray's arrest eased tensions.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said today that her goal was not to maintain the curfew any longer than was necessary.
The six officers face charges ranging from manslaughter to second-degree murder.
Baltimore's unrest came amid a fierce national debate over police treatment of minorities and follows the deaths of unarmed African-Americans in New York, South Carolina and Ferguson, Missouri.
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