Baltimore riots: Security beefed up, cleanup starts after looting, fires

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The Baltimore Orioles game with the Chicago White Sox that was scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Tuesday has been postponed, the team announced. The decision was made after talking with Major League Baseball, state and local officials, according to the Orioles. This follows the postponement of the same two teams’ game Monday.

The Baltimore Ravens canceled their draft party scheduled for Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium “out of respect to the curfew in Baltimore,” according to the NFL team. The NFL draft is set to begin Thursday night in Chicago.

• Johns Hopkins University will not have any classes Tuesday or Tuesday night in Baltimore, the school tweeted.

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Charred cars and buildings. Hospitalized police officers. Looted and damaged businesses. No school, because it might not be safe for children to go outside.

That was the stark reality Tuesday after a day and night that saw 202 arrests, 144 vehicle fires and 19 structure fires, according to city spokesman Kevin Harris.

“What happened … destroyed so much of the progress that the people who actually live here have been working for,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, calling Monday “a very dark day for our city.”

“What happened last night made sure that more people are struggling and that more people have needs, and those needs are going to go unmet because of what was destroyed.”

At least 15 officers were wounded in the unrest, six of them seriously, the city’s police commissioner said.

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