Rioters in Baltimore Set Fire to CVS, Cut Fire Hose on Live TV (+Videos, Pictures)

April 27, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

Videos and pictures from the riots in Baltimore include people setting fire to a CVS then cutting the fire hose as firefighters tried to put it out.

Other action included people stealing from a 7-11, seeming not to mind as they were snapped by photographers as they took cigarettes, Slim Jims, and other goods.

People are angry over a perceived lack of justice for the killing of teen Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal spine injury in police custody, but some Baltimore residents are decrying the path chosen as one that’s destructive and not helpful.

Across the city rioters and police clashed, with the force appearing to be spread so thin that some scenes, including the 7-11 robbery, had no police response for over 15 minutes.

One photographer showed inside perspective of looters hitting a 7-11 near Pratt and Howard.

The robbers look pleased as they snatch candy and other items.

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The Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has ordered a curfew in the city from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every night through May 4 and she also condemned the rioters.

“Too many people have invested in building up this city to allow thugs to tear it down,” she said on Monday night.

 

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