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Baltimore police use smoke bombs, pepper pellets on protesters 29 апреля 2015, 15:06

Police in Baltimore fired smoke bombs and pepper pellets at hundreds of protesters who defied a night-time curfew that took effect across the city.
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Baltimore police use smoke bombs, pepper pellets on protesters Baltimore police use smoke bombs, pepper pellets on protesters

 Police in Baltimore fired smoke bombs and pepper pellets at hundreds of protesters who defied a night-time curfew that took effect across the city late Tuesday, police and US media said, AFP reports.

The curfew, which went into effect at 10:00 pm (0200 GMT Wednesday), was imposed for a week in response to riots that erupted in the US city on Monday after the funeral of a black man who died of injuries suffered while in police custody.

"Officers are now deploying pepper balls at the aggressive crowd at North Ave/Pennsylvania Ave," police tweeted, while CNN and other television news stations said that officers also used smoke bombs in a bid to enforce the curfew.

"The curfew violators are refusing to follow lawful orders by officers to leave the area," police said on Twitter, adding that "criminals" had started a fire outside a city library.

Armored vehicles were moving into the area of the standoff between police and protesters, television images showed.

The curfew was due to remain in place until 5:00 am.



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