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Baseball fans asked to stay at stadium after violent protest in Baltimore

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Fans at the Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox baseball game were briefly asked to stay inside the stadium toward the end of the game after a small group of Freddie Gray protesters became violent.

Fans fill the aisles in the ballpark after being told not to leave for their own safety during the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox baseball game, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. The stadium was on lockdown after violence occurred after a march for Freddie Gray. Gray died April 19 after suffering a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
Fans fill the aisles in the ballpark after being told not to leave for their own safety during the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox baseball game, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Baltimore. The stadium was on lockdown after violence occurred after a march for Freddie Gray. Gray died April 19 after suffering a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

The protesters blocked an intersection near Oriole Park at Camden Yards for several hours and had a tense standoff with police Saturday night. The protesters were eventually cleared.

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In the middle of the ninth inning, the public address announcer told fans that city officials requested no one leave because of “ongoing public safety issues.” They were later allowed to leave but advised to avoid certain areas of the city. The Orioles won 5-4 in 10 innings.

The attendance was 36,757.

Demonstrators are angry Gray, a black man, died in police custody after suffering an unexplained spinal injury.

A man is kicked as he attempts to get up after being knocked down, following a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
A man is kicked as he attempts to get up after being knocked down, following a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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