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Baltimore mayor lifts nighttime curfew, thanks locals for patience

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Baltimore mayor lifts nighttime curfew, thanks locals for patience
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The mayor of US city of Baltimore has lifted a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew imposed after days of violence and unrest sparked by the death in police custody of a black man, Freddie Gray.



A surprise announcement on Friday that the six police officers involved in Gray’s arrest and subsequent death had themselves been arrested helped diffuse the situation.

Later on Friday night a group of protesters who violated the curfew to celebrate news of the officer arrests were reportedly beaten by police and arrested.

On Saturday afternoon hundreds of people gathered at a rally to praise the decision by the Baltimore state prosecutor to arrest the officers involved in Gray’s death: one on the charge of murder and the five others on lesser crimes.