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Breitbart News covers breaking updates from Wednesday night’s protests over the death of Freddie Gray. Will they be a repeat of Monday night’s riots and looting? Or will the police keep the peace with a mandatory curfew, as they did Tuesday night?

12:58 AM EST: Ooooooh drama!

12:10 AM EST: Dust has settled for the night. Check out some notable photos from the evening’s events:

Protesters lay in the street to stage a die-in at Herald Square, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in New York. Several hundred people gathered in New York on Wednesday to protest the death of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who was critically injured in police custody, and more than a dozen were arrested. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Protesters lay in the street to stage a die-in at Herald Square, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in New York. Several hundred people gathered in New York on Wednesday to protest the death of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who was critically injured in police custody, and more than a dozen were arrested. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

A man is carried by police officers as arrests are made at Union Square, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in New York. People gathered to protest the death of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who was critically injured in police custody. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

A man is carried by police officers as arrests are made at Union Square, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in New York. People gathered to protest the death of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who was critically injured in police custody. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., encourages protesters to comply with the 10 p.m. curfew Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Baltimore. The curfew was imposed after unrest in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., encourages protesters to comply with the 10 p.m. curfew Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Baltimore. The curfew was imposed after unrest in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Police prepare ahead of a 10 p.m. curfew Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Baltimore. The curfew was imposed after unrest in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Police prepare ahead of a 10 p.m. curfew Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Baltimore. The curfew was imposed after unrest in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

10:57 PM EST: Curfew violation.

10:53 PM EST: New York quieting down in some areas now.

10:46 PM EST: The National Lawyers Guild says that over 100 people were arrested in New York City by 9 PM. Washington Times says it was about 60 through the night.

10:44 PM EST: Bob Price of Breitbart Texas reports on solidarity protests in Houston:

About fifty people were reportedly protesting by KTRK ABC13 in Houston. At that scene, protesters held up signs saying “Honk for Justice,” and “America’s worst nightmare.” These signs were accompanied by other anti-police signs as well.

10:41 PM EST: This appears to be the “surprise” for Geraldo.

10:39 PM EST: As Baltimore remains calm, New York City protests and arrests continue.

10:19 PM EST: Local CBS affiliate estimates the crowd size from earlier today just shy of 2,000.

10:18 PM EST: Curfew’s calm, except that same guy is saying he’s gonna do something to Geraldo on camera. Watch out, Geraldo!

10:10 PM EST: One of the most vocal anti-cop demonstrators jokes about attacking Geraldo Rivera.

10:02 PM EST: Curfew’d.

9:52 PM EST: The fight appears to have drawn out police in riot gear with about 10 minutes until curfew.

9:44 PM EST: Small fight, but overall mood is less tense than Tuesday.

9:32 PM EST: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) lays the blame for Monday’s riots at President Obama’s feet, saying he has “inflamed racial tensions” rather than united the country.

9:25 PM EST: Here we go. Document leaked from Freddie Gray investigation:

A prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray “banging against the walls” of the vehicle and believed he “was intentionally trying to injure himself,” according to an investigative document obtained by the Washington Post.

9:14 PM EST: More exclusive video: Breitbart’s Dan Fleuette interviews “Mikey Jay,” a New York City rapper and UN Peace Ambassador. “I got my hip hop attire on right now, and I’m still representing ambassadorship,” he says.

9:12 PM EST: Not breaking: a man has been dubbed the “Baltimore Batman” for defending the bar where he is a bouncer on Monday night. Brian Woodyard “went back to work dressed in a black jacket and medical face mask yielding a machete when more rioters came down the block. He kept nearly 50 looters out of the bar.”

9:10 PM EST: As the light wanes, curfew draws near. Still calm.

9:02 PM EST: Slight drawdown by law enforcement tonight.

8:50 PM EST: Watch exclusive footage of today’s march from Breitbart News’s Dan Fleuette:

8:46 PM EST: Martin O’Malley, former Baltimore Mayor/former Maryland Governor/potential Hillary Clinton primary challenger, handed out kale at a food giveaway earlier today.

8:42 PM EST: CNN ripping the lid off the big questions in this story.

8:39 PM EST: The arrests keep coming in NYC. Mayor Bill de Blasio urges protesters to stay peaceful: ““I’d say that if you want to make change, keep things peaceful. When anyone gets involved in violent protests, it denigrates their cause.”

8:24 PM EST: No charges for the 101 rioting suspects from Monday night.

8:21 PM EST: Daily Mail reports that Baltimore’s mayor have told police to stand down on Monday night.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ordered the police to stand down as riots and looting broke out across they city, a new report claims.

This comes as the Baltimore police said they did not expect the police report into the death of Freddie Gray to be released this Friday as was expected.

According to a senior law enforcement source, the embattled mayor effectively told her officers to do nothing as the city began to burn – raising questions as to whether the rioting could have been stopped.

8:07 PM EST: Not breaking: earlier today, a prayer circle formed near a church which was set on fire by rioters Monday. “We know that the devil, whatever he meant for evil, God is gonna turn around,” one participant says.

7:59 PM EST: Race together.

7:54 PM EST: Protest remains peaceful so far. Most of the people arrested Monday are being released–while NYPD is making a good number of arrests right now.

7:33 PM EST: Video for scale.

7:28 PM EST: Solidarity protest has formed in New York City, as well. Some reporters (clearly rooting for the crowd) estimate 10,000 attendees.

7:26 PM EST: Wednesday evening protest march is of considerable size.

7:21 PM EST: In a move sure to make everyone angrier, the city will not release the results of its investigation into Gray’s death to the public.

The Baltimore Police Department said Wednesday the results of its investigation into the Freddie Gray’s death will go directly to the State’s Attorney’s Office, not to the public.

“We cannot release all of this information to the public because if there is a decision to charge in any event by the State’s Attorney’s Office, the integrity of that investigation has to be protected,” said Police Captain Eric Kowalczyk.


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