Thousands mourned Freddie Gray on Monday amid calls for peace, while police circulated warnings of potential gang violence directed at officers.
Gray was honored at a funeral at New Shiloh Baptist Church, where the Reverend Jesse Jackson and Congressman Elijah Cummings spoke, among others.
As the funeral was happening, police said they received a credible threat that the Bloods, Crips and BGF gangs were conspiring and planned to commit violence against police. Two days ago, the gangs allegedly came to a truce before the big march demanding justice in Gray’s case.
Early in the afternoon, police instructed University of Maryland and downtown businesses like T.Rowe Price and Lexington Market to close at 3:00 p.m.
At 3:00 p.m. Mondawmin Mall and nearby Target were shut down after students staged an apparent walkout. Students were met by a heavy police presence on the scene.
One protester surprised viewers of CNN when he dropped his pants while cameras were rolling.