Baltimore riots breaking the hearts of residents

Many Baltimore residents say their hearts are aching as peaceful protests over the death of a man injured while in police custody have been replaced

Many Baltimore residents say their hearts are aching as peaceful protests are replaced by acts of violence.

Many Baltimore residents say their hearts are aching as peaceful protests are replaced by acts of violence. (4/28/15)

BALTIMORE (AP) - Many Baltimore residents say their hearts are aching as peaceful protests over the death of a man injured while in police custody have been replaced by rioting by what Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake calls "thugs."

Resident Kevin Johnson says his "heart is broken" because a community center for the elderly that was still under construction burned to the ground.

The violence started Monday just as high school let out. Young people began looting a local mall and a liquor store. 

Baltimore Mayor says "thugs" are trying to "tear down what so many have fought for."

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has imposed a curfew, to begin tonight, and Maryland's governor has declared a state of emergency, calling in the National Guard to restore order to the city.

Hours after the funeral for a black man who was injured while in police custody, rioters torched buildings and police cars and threw bricks at officers, injuring 15 of them.

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