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Fans who stuck around for the Orioles’ 5-4 extra innings victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday were forced to stick around even longer after the final out when they were locked inside Camden Yards. The decision to do such a thing was made by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the BCPD, after the Freddie Gray protests going on outside the stadium went from peaceful to violent, with car and store windows being smashed, rocks being thrown, and at least five officers sustaining injuries.
Those who were forced to stick around did not have to do so for long, as police were able to disperse the crowd and the Camden Yards gates were reopened around 10pm, much to the delight of those still inside:
Cheers as the gates at Camden yards open pic.twitter.com/ZVaIUd2p0E
— Regan Page (@regan_page) April 26, 2015
Reports indicate that at least a dozen arrests were made during Saturday’s protests, while some Orioles players were even considering spending the night in the team’s clubhouse. As for Sunday’s game between the Red Sox and Orioles, it went on as planned, with Baltimore winning by a score of 18-7.
If you’d like to learn more about Freddie Gray’s death and the reason behind the ongoing Baltimore riots, you can do so here.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]