Riots and looting broke out in West Baltimore Monday, the day the funeral was held for Freddie Gray, 25, the African-American man who died from a spinal cord injury while in police custody.
Fifteen police officers have been injured in the riots, and two are still hospitalized, according to the Baltimore Police Department. Twenty-seven arrests were made, police reported. According to officials, school-aged children are said to have instigated Monday's riots and looting by asking people via social media to gather for protests this afternoon starting at the Mondawmin Mall.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency Monday, and the Maryland National Guard has also been activated "to address the growing violence and unrest in Baltimore City."
In response to the protests, Baltimore will be under a one-week citywide curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning tomorrow, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said at a Monday evening press conference.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore was one of many institutions that closed Monday due to the protests. The Baltimore Orioles vs. Chicago White Sox game was postponed as a result of the riots.