Freddie Gray: Baltimore Orioles postpone game after protests

Baltimore city police clash with protestors
The protests are in response to the death of Freddie Gray

Baltimore Orioles have postponed a home match against the Chicago White Sox scheduled for Monday night after violent protests in the American city.

Demonstrations have taken place since the death of Freddie Gray on 19 April a week after an encounter with police during which he sustained serious and unexplained spinal injuries.

Shops were looted and objects thrown at police, injuring several officers.

The Orioles said the fixture would be rearranged as soon as possible.

The Major League Baseball team added the decision had been taken after consultation with the Maryland city's police department.

Six police officers have been suspended following Gray's death and an internal investigation is under way.

On Sunday, more than 1,000 protesters were on the streets of Baltimore and at least 12 arrests made after some smashed police windows and shop fronts.

Gray, who was 25, is the latest of a series of black Americans to die in police custody in recent months, triggering angry protests accusing the police of brutality.

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