Earlier this month, a group of protestors staged an overnight sit-in in City Hall to protest Baltimore police policies and the instatement of Kevin Davis as police commissioner–at least until their protest was broken up by police. By the next morning, City Hall was cleared and 16 activists, mostly young people, had been arrested.
Yesterday, the city announced that it was dropping charges against all those who were arrested as a result of the protests. Activists reacted positively–but also made it clear that they’re not planning on quieting down anytime soon. “We’re not going to stop until we get all our demands met,” Hanifat Bello of Baltimore Bloc told The Real News. “And the voice of the people really matters. So the fact that we’re all out, we all got our charges dropped, that’s the main focus.”
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