Baltimore Riots: New Reports Of Looting Following Violent Clashes [Breaking]

Patricia Didelot - Author
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Apr. 28 2015, Updated 8:47 a.m. ET

The Baltimore riots continue despite a calmer morning with new reports of looting in areas of the city. This follows a tense night of violent clashes in the troubled city.

According to Fox News, several individuals were arrested because of looting. A shoe store was the target of criminals this time, as Baltimore police try to contain the riots and prevent more violence.

A week-long state of emergency is under effect, after Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake requested help from the National Guard, which means authorities are restricting times during which minors can be on the streets. Schools have been closed for safety purposes as Baltimore doesn’t use school buses, but public transportation.

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The new reports of looting, following the violent Baltimore riots, appeared to be handled accordingly by police. On Monday, rioters outnumbered uniformed officers, attacking with rocks and injuring 15 of them. Tuesday was a different stories as police exercised great restraint, calmly and professionally arresting the looters and the community came out to clean-up.

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