More Than 100 People Arrested in NYC Freddie Gray Protests

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More than 1,000 peaceful protesters gathered in Union Square to march in solidarity with activists in Baltimore and protest the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died in Baltimore police custody two weeks ago. The protesters marched behind a “Black Lives Matter” banner as police warned them not to march in the street or risk being arrested.

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Protesters fill Union Square during a Solidarity With City Of Baltimore rally on April 29, 2015 in New York City.Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, shut the whole system down!” the group shouted, splintering off into separate groups that fanned up to Times Square, Herald Square, and Columbus Circle.

Ultimately more than 100 people were arrested around 7:15 p.m. after protesters attempted to go west on 17th Street, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Holland Tunnel was temporarily shut down, and traffic on the West Side Highway came to a standstill. One NYPD officer was reportedly hurt when he was struck in the chin by a flying object.

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A man is arrested while taking part in a Solidarity Baltimore rally on April 29, 2015 in New York City.Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images
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A man is arrested while taking part in a Solidarity Baltimore rally at Times Square on April 29, 2015 in New York City.Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images
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Protestors lay in the street to stage a die-in at Herald Square, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in New York.Photo: Julie Jacobson/Corbis
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New York City police escort a woman off the street and back onto the sidewalk where she was released during a protest, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in New York.Photo: Julie Jacobson/Corbis
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Demonstrators face off against New York police officers as they try to block an entrance to the Holland Tunnel during a solidarity protest of the death of Freddie Gray on April 29, 201 in New York City.Photo: Michael Abbott/Getty Images