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Baltimore declares emergency as Freddie Gray riots erupt

The US city of Baltimore has declared a state of emergency amid violent protests linked to the death of a black man fatally injured in police custody. A week-long curfew has been announced and as many as 5,000 National Guard troops could be deployed. After dark, a community building that was under construction was engulfed in flames.

Earlier, dozens of people were seen confronting police, and 15 officers were injured. African American Freddie Gray, 25, died on 19th April after a week in a coma. The justice department is investigating exactly where and when his spinal injuries were sustained.