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Police Line from South to North, Blockading North Avenue at Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, April 28, 2015

Portraits from #BaltimoreUprising

Citizens, Cops, National Guardsmen & Media Celebs

Nate Larson
May 1, 2015 · 6 min read

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Baltimore City Residents and Baltimore Police Department Officers, at and around North Avenue at Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, April 29, 2015
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Let’s Go Back Five Days

Monday afternoon after the city schools let out, the Baltimore Police Department shut down a major bus hub at Mondawmin Mall, forcing teenagers off city buses based on vague rumors of a “purge” in retaliation for the death of Freddie Gray. After eliminating their means of transport, police then used loitering as a provocation to advance in riot gear, leading to an altercation that escalated to a full scale uprising. Violence and looting spread towards downtown from that flashpoint, injuring police officers and leaving a store and numerous vehicles in flames.

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Baltimore City Residents and Baltimore Police Department Officers, at and around North Avenue at Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, April 29, 2015
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North Ave & Pennsylvania Ave

We watched the police mass at North Ave & Pennsylvania Ave — from a few officers when we arrived, to 100+ over the span of an hour. This led to them sealing off the block, displacing all those that were trying to help peacefully.

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National Guardsmen at North Avenue & Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, April 29, 2015
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Vantage

Perspectives on Visual Storytelling

Nate Larson

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Visual artist & photographer thinking about mapping, US history, surveillance, social media, drones, & big data.

Vantage

Vantage

Perspectives on Visual Storytelling

Nate Larson

Written by

Visual artist & photographer thinking about mapping, US history, surveillance, social media, drones, & big data.

Vantage

Vantage

Perspectives on Visual Storytelling

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