Freddie Gray's Family Calls for Calm After Protests Turn Violent

Thirty-four protesters were arrested and police suffered minor injuries during a violent demonstration.
1:40 | 04/27/15

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Transcript for Freddie Gray's Family Calls for Calm After Protests Turn Violent
We get the latest on the Baltimore man who died in police custody. Freddie gray will be laid to rest. Thousands expected at his funeral and his family did calling for calm as protests turned violent with dozens arrested. Six officers injured. ABC's Jim Avila has the story. Reporter: A violent weekend in Baltimore. Protesters taking to the streets. Over the death of 25-year-old Freddie gray while in police custody. 34 protesters were arrested and a handful of police suffered minor injuries during the Saturday night outbreak of violence. It forced police to keep major league baseball fans inside Camden yards ballpark after the game to avoid clashes between police and demonstrators. Police did apologize for the arrest of one news photographer and the apparent beating of another. This video from the Baltimore sun shows one of its photographers surrounded by shield-swinging officers. The gray family saying they're disgusted by the rioting and looting and their attorney telling ABC news they want the community to focus on mourning Freddie. They're laying him to rest today. Their primary focus is getting through the funeral and want answers from the police department but right now their primary concern is burying him. Reporter: The mayor appealing for peace. We need to support peaceful demonstration. Rioting, vice and looting will not be tolerated. Reporter: Thousands of mourners, friends, family, even strangers are expected at this west Baltimore church today. The mayor says she respects the right for people to protest but will not tolerate any violence. George. Okay, Jim, thanks very much.

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