Baltimore Unrest: What’s in a Shirt

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People took to City Hall in protest of injustice in Baltimore. Photo: Olivia Obineme

People took to the streets in protest of injustice in Baltimore. Photo: Olivia Obineme

After weeks of unrest, on May 1, Baltimore City prosecutors filed criminal charges against six officers involved in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died April 19, one week after he was injured in police custody. During her news conference, city state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby, stated “no one is above the law.”

Even after the indictment, many still took to the streets, not only in celebration of the charges, but also declaring that the fight for justice has yet to be won.

From chants to signs, protesters delivered their messages to law enforcement and government officials, even utilizing what they wore. For decades, graphic tees have been a more popular way of sharing one’s beliefs or making a statement, with some even bound to offend.

Here, in Charm City, a number of people dug for those statement-wearing garments in their closets and drawers, or went out to buy something for the latest conflicts in Baltimore. We scoped some out, curious to know why they chose to wear them. Arrow right to see what they have to say.

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