Acts of violence and destruction will not be tolerated in Baltimore City, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said as he announced a state of emergency after riots broke out in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death in police custody.
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Hogan said the riot “put innocent Marylanders at significant risk” and that the deployment of the National Guard is a “last resort” to restore order to the city.
“People have the right to protest and express their frustrations, but Baltimore city families deserve peace and safety in their communities,” he added. “Destructive acts cannot and will not be tolerated.”
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