A photographer was punched, shoved and kicked by rioters in Baltimore, just one of several instances of violence that plunged the city into chaos on Monday.
At least seven police officers were injured in the riots, including some with broken bones and one who was unconscious. Other photographers were also reportedly injured during the riots.
Our photo editor Chris Assaf was just assaulted by a mob of looters while taking pictures on Howard Street— Carrie Wells (@cwellssun) April 28, 2015
The riots appear to be connected to the death of Freddie Gray, who died from a spine injury while in police custody. While questions still remain about his death, police said a full investigation is taking place.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said over the weekend that protesters who wished to "destroy" were given "space" during demonstrations. She later
Watch live coverage of the ongoing riots in Baltimore here.
(H/T: Right Scoop)