Reverend Al Sharpton said Monday that he is going to visit Baltimore this week.
“I have been asked by many in the Baltimore area since day one to get involved in the justice for Freddie Gray movement,” Sharpton said in a statement. “I will come to Baltimore this week at the invitation or Rev. Westley West, who has led vigils daily there, along with local clergy, and morning radio show host Larry Young who has headed our Baltimore chapter of NAN for the last decade.”
His plan is to organize a two-day march next month to protest the death of Gray, who died from injuries after being taken by Baltimore police.
According to The Daily Caller, seven police officers are injured, one unresponsive in the aftermath of yesterday’s riots. Two police cars have been destroyed, a CVS and a check-cashing place have been looted. Rioters have been seen throwing rocks and bricks at police.
The Daily Caller also says the White House is reportedly monitoring the situation in Baltimore.