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Mayor Lifts Baltimore Curfew

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"My goal has always been to not have the curfew in place a single day longer than was necessary."

Demonstrators climb on a destroyed Baltimore Police car in the street near the corner of Pennsylvania and North avenues during violent protests following the funeral of Freddie Gray, April 27, 2015. (Image source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Baltimore's controversial curfew was lifted Sunday morning, local journalists reported.

The curfew was less than a week old.

In a statement, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake rescinded the curfew "effective immediately" and said, "My goal has always been to not have the curfew in place a single day longer than was necessary."

The 10 p.m. curfew went into effect Tuesday after destructive riots ripped across the city.

Demonstrators climb on a destroyed Baltimore Police car in the street near the corner of Pennsylvania and North avenues during violent protests following the funeral of Freddie Gray, April 27, 2015. (Image source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The riots came in response to the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a broken spine after being arrested and taking an un-belted ride in a police van.

This story has been updated.

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