‘Philly Is Baltimore’ Protest Told in Pictures

Protesters 600 to 800 strong rallied at City Hall in Philadelphia on Thursday, April 30, 3015. The protest was one of many happening nationwide in response to the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered spinal injuries while in Baltimore Police custody following his April 12 arrest.

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April 30, 2015: "Philly is Baltimore" protestors rallied at City Hall in Philadelphia.
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This was one of many rallies nationwide in response to the death of Freddie Gray who suffered spinal injuries while in Baltimore Police custody following his April 12 arrest. He died a week later.
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Early in the day there were concerns that protesters would make a mes of the afternoon rush as commuters tried to get home from their city jobs.
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However, the crowd -- which swelled to estimates between 600 and 800 -- initially remained at City Hall.
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Some government offices and schools were dismissed early so that people could get home without any anticipated trouble.
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April 30, 2015: "Philly is Baltimore" protesters, 600 to 800 strong, rallied at City Hall in Philadelphia.
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April 30, 2015: Protesters at City Hall in Philadelphia.
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April 30, 2015: Protesters at City Hall in Philadelphia.
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Protesters and police scuffle at entrance to Vine Street expressway
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Protesters and police scuffle at entrance to Vine Street expressway
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Protesters and police scuffle at entrance to Vine Street expressway
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Police block protesters from entering the Vine Street expressway
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Protesters near the Gallery Thursday evening.
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Protesters march through Philadelphia
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Stream of police cars follow marching protesters through Philadelphia
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