(Worthy News)-- A state of emergency was issued and National Guard troops were deployed following a violent gathering in Baltimore, where people threw objects at police, set cars on fire and looted businesses, ABC News reported.
"These acts of violence and destruction ... cannot and will not be tolerated," Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said at a news conference this evening. Hogan called the clashes "disturbing" and referred to the protesters as "thugs."
The standoff began near the Mondawmin Mall in the northwest part of the city, the Baltimore Police Department said, as the group threw bricks, rocks and other objects at officers. --[wp_colorbox_media url="http://abcnews.go.com/US/hundreds-people-clash-police-baltimore-mall/story?id=30622868" type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]
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