On the day they laid their son to rest, the family of Freddie Gray, who died while he was in police custody earlier this month, asked for peace.
Instead, chaos took over Baltimore on Monday.
The National Guard is now there, taking positions all across the city, as several people have spoken out against the violence that erupted.
Below is a collection of quotes and tweets on the situation:
“When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse. When nonviolence is preached by the representatives of the state, while the state doles out heaps of violence to its citizens, it reveals itself to be a con. And none of this can mean that rioting or violence is ‘correct’ or ‘wise,’ any more than a forest fire can be ‘correct’ or ‘wise.’ Wisdom isn’t the point tonight. Disrespect is. In this case, disrespect for the hollow law and failed order that so regularly disrespects the community.” — The Atlantic national correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates
#BaltimoreUprising violence should not obscure the genuine grassroots organizing, peaceful protests, and community building taking place.— Dr. Peniel E. Joseph (@PenielJoseph) April 28, 2015
“We had a chance, here in the post-Ferguson era, to get this right: To demand justice the way Dr. [Martin Luther] King would have wanted it, to gather the big voices of Baltimore, black and white, and demand change, and not just in how the police operate.” — Baltimore Sun columnist Dan Rodricks
Headline on NYTimes front page is "Baltimore Officers Injured in Unrest After Funeral." #FreddieGray— Michael P. Jeffries (@M_P_Jeffries) April 27, 2015
Headline on LATimes front page is "Seven Baltimore police officers hurt in protests after Freddie Gray funeral." #FreddieGray— Michael P. Jeffries (@M_P_Jeffries) April 27, 2015
Headline on Chicago Tribune is "7 police officers injured in violent clash in Baltimore." #FreddieGray— Michael P. Jeffries (@M_P_Jeffries) April 27, 2015
“The media’s hysteria over this just serves to distract from the real crime: maintaining the status quo.” — Belén Fernández on Al Jazeera America
Who did this Chinese family of store-owners in Baltimore oppress? http://t.co/1ewo4WOWeP— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) April 28, 2015