Despite calls to end a 10 p.m. curfew, Baltimore police kept the restrictions in place and peacefully cleared the streets, though there were some arrests.
Demonstrators maintained that after days of relative peace, the curfew was no longer needed. But some officials said that there were still security concerns.
“We all want to get back to normal,” Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said at a Saturday evening news conference. “We want to get the city moving back in the right direction.”
Led by clergy, civic leaders walked the streets calling for peace.
“Nobody feels comfortable about the curfew, but it is a questions of...
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said regarding the shooting in Cherry Hill on Friday that, "... this level of violence in this community ... has to end." File Photo