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After Confrontations, Post-Curfew Demonstrators Mostly Disperse

Young people in cars drive towards a phlanx of Baltimore riot police honking their horns and raising their hands with peace signs the night after citywide riots on April 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  

Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images

After a violent, chaotic Monday in Baltimore that started with a funeral service for Freddie Gray and ended with rioting, looting, fires across the city, the arrest of at least 27 people and injuries to 15 police officers, on Tuesday, residents assessed the damage and began the process of repairing what had been broken. President Obama weighed in on the unrest on Tuesday afternoon, as did presidential candidate Rand Paul. With the National Guard in the city and a citywide curfew set to begin at 10 p.m. on Tuesday night, protests are underway. We’ll keep you updated here.

11:15 p.m.: Post-curfew demonstrators mostly disperse.

10:40 p.m.: A fire reported outside the Pratt Library.

10:20 p.m.: Riot police line advances on demonstrators disregarding curfew, throwing water bottles at officers. Reports on the actual number of people remaining in the street are pretty varied with MSNBC reporting the crowd is between 100 and 200 people, while CNN’s Chris Cuomo put the number at close to 1,000.  

10:10 p.m.: Demonstrators linger in streets despite 10 p.m. curfew.

10:00 p.m.: Curfew imposed in Baltimore.

9:30 p.m.: All-out effort to clear the streets ahead of the 10 p.m. curfew underway.

9:15 p.m.: Baltimore police prepare to impose 10 p.m. curfew on city.

8:45 p.m.: After one-day closure, Baltimore County Public Schools set to reopen on Wednesday.

8:04 p.m.: Inside the CVS that rioters looted on Monday night. The pharmacy became a flashpoint as protests unraveled into rioting and looting. Here’s more on the CVS’ emergence as an early symbol of the unrest from the Los Angeles Times:

As night fell, violent crowds busted the pharmacy’s windows out and looters swarmed inside. One image showed a woman carrying out several packages of disposable diapers. Flames erupted and the fire destroyed an establishment that was supposed to represent one sign of economic renewal in this distressed neighborhood. In a particularly cruel action, someone slashed one of the hoses that had been turned on the flames. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lamented the CVS destruction as a harsh blow to the community.

7:40 p.m.: The mood of street scenes in Baltimore so far cover a wide range from a parade-like atmosphere to more intense, peaceful stand-offs with police.

7:09 p.m.: Protesters take to the streets of Baltimore for the second night.