VICE News went to the flashpoint of the protests in west Baltimore during the hour leading up to the curfew.
First Night of Baltimore’s Curfew: State of Emergency [Video]
On April 19, Freddie Gray died from injuries he sustained while in the custody of Baltimore police. In the wake of his funeral on April 27, peaceful protests erupted into vandalism and looting across the city. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake instituted a curfew, effective Tuesday, April 28 at 10pm.