" RIOTS ERUPT" Tuesday's front page of The Baltimore Sun reads, above images of clashes and burning cars as the city descended into chaos Monday after two weeks of tensions over the alleged police killing of Freddie Gray.
Violence started erupting just hours after the funeral for Gray, the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died April 19 while in police custody, becoming the latest symbol of police violence against young black men in the United States.
Roaming gangs of mostly young men clashed with police in the streets, injuring at least 15 officers, breaking into shops and looting their stocks, leading to the arrest of more than two dozen people, The Baltimore Sun reports.
The government declared a state of emergency, and reinforcements from the National Guard were called out. The city also imposed a mandatory curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for one week starting Tuesday night.
ABOUT THE SOURCE: The Baltimore Sun is a daily newspaper that was founded in 1837 in Baltimore, Maryland, and is now operated by Tribune Company.