Protesters march on Baltimore after William Porter mistrial

Protesters marched on Baltimore following the mistrial of the police officer William Porter. (Paul McGrew / WBFF)

BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Protesters marched through Baltimore's streets -- an act of civil disobedience for an otherwise non-violent demonstration -- following the mistrial of Baltimore police officer William Porter.

A group of at least 50 walked and sung a familiar line, "all night, all day, we will fight for Freddie Gray." Gray died on April 19 after a ride in a Baltimore police prisoner transport van. His death spark violent unrest across the city.


The march began on Fayette Street headed in the direction of Baltimore Police Headquarters before moving on to Baltimore Street.

Protesters confronted a line of police on Fayette Street before being turned away. There were no arrests made during the march, although at least one well-known Baltimore activist was taken into custody earlier in the day.

There were no physical conflicts with police Wednesday night. Officers lined sidewalks and blocked drivers coming from Interstate 83. Earlier in the day, NAACP President Tessa Hill-Aston told pockets of protesters outside of the Baltimore court house to move away from police.

As the night wore on, groups of demonstrators stopped to pray in the Penn-North community, which was concerned the epicenter of the Baltimore riots.

This story will be updated.

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