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WYPR in Baltimore provides latest on city's troubles


An overnight curfew in Baltimore appears to have helped calm hostilities following riots the night before.  The protests began Monday following the funeral of Freddie Gray, an African-American man who died in police custody. Angry mobs set fires, burning down buildings and destroying stores overnight.

The hostility led Baltimore officials close city schools Tuesday and institute an overnight curfew. National Guard Troops were called in to the city.

The violence quickly turned to a more peaceful type of protest for most of the day on Tuesday, with some Baltimore residents choosing to initiate clean up efforts in areas torn apart by the violence.

Major League Baseball officials have decided today's Orioles-White Sox game will be played as scheduled, but with no fans in Camden Yards, a first for the MLB

WBFO Host Jay Moran spoke with Reporter Kenneth Burns from our NPR affiliate in Baltimore, WYPR, on morning edition Wednesday for an update on what's happened overnight.