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    Freddie Gray's Death Triggers Mass Protests in Baltimore

    Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American, was arrested on April 12 for possession of a switchblade, and died a week later as a result of spinal cord injuries received while in police custody. The officers involved in the case denied using any force against Gray during or after the arrest. However, the video recorded by witnesses shows that Gray had been dragged to the police van while screaming in pain. His death triggered a wave of mass protests in Baltimore against police brutality and racism, prompting the Maryland's governor to announce a state of emergency.

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