National Guard troops stand guard in Baltimore. President Obama on Tuesday said rioting in Baltimore emphasised the need for national soul searching.Photo: Reuters National Guard troops stand guard in Baltimore. President Obama on Tuesday said rioting in Baltimore emphasised the need for national soul searching.Photo: Reuters
National Guard troops stand guard in Baltimore. President Obama on Tuesday said rioting in Baltimore emphasised the need for national soul searching.Photo: Reuters

Baltimore unrest reflects years of police brutality, residents say

A history of discrimination and extra-judicial violence lie behind the riots, locals allege and official compensation figures back up their claims

National Guard troops stand guard in Baltimore. President Obama on Tuesday said rioting in Baltimore emphasised the need for national soul searching.Photo: Reuters National Guard troops stand guard in Baltimore. President Obama on Tuesday said rioting in Baltimore emphasised the need for national soul searching.Photo: Reuters
National Guard troops stand guard in Baltimore. President Obama on Tuesday said rioting in Baltimore emphasised the need for national soul searching.Photo: Reuters
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