Activist groups hold protest rally in Durham

A march and rally were held in Durham Friday in support of Baltimore protesters angered by the death of a black man in police custody.

#BlackLivesMatter organized a rally Friday in front of the Durham Police Station that will be followed by a march to the Durham County Jail.

The police presence was heavy, but not overly visible. Many officers watched from rooftops as the protest unfolded.

Hundreds of people have marched in cities across the country in recent days – cities including Boston, New York and Indianapolis – to protest the April 19 death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

Gray’s arrest was recorded on cellphone videos by bystanders. His death has led to protests, rioting and looting in Baltimore.

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