Baltimore protests erupt over police killing of Freddie Grey

first_imgCity Hall rally on April 20 assails fatal beating.WW photo: Sharon BlackBaltimore — Protests over the police killing of 25-year-old Freddie Carlos Grey erupted over the April 18-19 weekend after the announcement of the young African-American man’s death on April 19. Grey was brutally and callously dragged to a police wagon after being thrown to the ground because he could not walk. Eventually taken to the hospital, he was put on life support after suffering three broken vertebrae and a severed spinal cord on April 12.Hundreds of people from West Baltimore went into the streets both days to protest in front of the Western District police station. At the request of Grey’s family, the People’s Power Assembly and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference staged a downtown protest and rally in front of City Hall on April 20 at 9 a.m. The protesters then marched to police headquarters where police blocked the entrance to the station.This brutal case has garnered national press coverage. The PPA, SCLC and the community have called for a planning meeting to discuss next steps on April 22 at 7 p.m. at the Baltimore Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St.  Protests are continuing every night at the Western District station. For more information, call 443-221-3775.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The Avett Brothers Announce 2019 Red Rocks Run With Lake Street Dive & More

first_imgToday, The Avett Brothers have announced that they will return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO over Independence Day weekend in 2019. The three-night run is set to take place from Friday, July 5th through Sunday, July 7th. Supporting acts for the first two nights of the run have yet to be announced, but the Avett Brothers have confirmed that Lake Street Dive—who made their own Red Rocks headlining debut earlier this year—will open the festivities on July 7th, the run’s final night.As JamBase notes, this announcement marks both the continuation of the Avett Brothers’ tradition at Red Rocks and the end of another annual Red Rocks custom for Umphrey’s McGee. The 2019 Avetts run will mark their sixth straight year returning to the famed natural amphitheatre for a three-show stint. However, the specific dates of their 2019 run fall on the same weekend during which Umphrey’s usually plays the Colorado live music Mecca.As of now, there is no word on when Umprhey’s will make their 2019 Red Rocks trip, or whether they will at all, though it would surprise us if they skipped it. We’ll keep you posted as further details become available.Yesterday, The Avett Brothers were also included in the initial lineup announcement for the 2019 edition of SweetWater 420 Fest, set to take place from Friday, April 19th through Sunday, April 21st, 2019 at Centennial Olympic Park in the heart of Atlanta, GAThis week, The Avett Brothers are preparing for a sold-out, three-night run at Port Chester’s historic rock palace, The Capitol Theatre, set to take place from Thursday, October 5th through Saturday, October 7th. For a full list of The Avett Brothers’ upcoming tour dates, or to grab your tickets to any of their shows, head to the band’s website here.last_img read more