A state of emergency has been declared in the US city
Alexandra Pollard

09:50 28th April 2015

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The US city of Baltimore has declared a state of emergency, after protests erupted over the death of a black man, Freddie Gray, who was injured in police custody.

Gray's death is just the most recent incident of police brutality against unarmed black people, and has sparked city-wide protests and rioting, some of which has turned violent.

In response to the ongoing events, many musicians have taken to Twitter and Instagram to voice their take.

 

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Dev Hynes, AKA Blood Orange or Lightspeed Champion, also shared the following interaction between a protester and a police officer. 

Others, like Lorde and Grimes, chose instead of tweeting themselves, to share the voices of others.

A week-long curfew has been announced in Baltimore, with as many as 5,000 National Guard troops prepared to be employed.

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