ONE DOCUMENT FOR HOPE
After the death of African American Freddie Gray on the 19th April 2015, locals took to the streets of Baltimore to protest the ongoing brutality towards people of African American descent. With placards and the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, the protestors of both Black and White heritage, peacefully celebrated the life of Freddie and those previously lost.
Freddie had been arrested by the Baltimore Police Department for possessing what the police alleged was an illegal knife. He was then transported unsecured in a police van, which is how he sustained the injuries that lead to his death.
On May 1st 2015, charges were filed against six police officers after the medical examiner’s report ruled Gray’s death a homicide. There have since been numerous unwarranted killings of African Americans by the police across the US and the Black Lives Matter movement still remains strong.
DOP & Editing - Margaret Rorison
Sound - Baltimore City Police Scanner
Thanks to the people of Baltimore
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