A black mother has drawn international praise after she dragged her son home and away from the riots in Baltimore.
The riots had broken out following the funeral of Freddie Gray, a black man who had died in police custody.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts mentioned the scene in his press conference at midnight on Tuesday, saying:
“These are Baltimore youthful residents; a number of them came right out of the local high schools there on the other side of Mondawmin and started engaging in this. And if you saw in one scene, you had one a mother who grabbed their child who had a hood on his head and she started smacking him on the head because she was so embarrassed. I wish I had more parents who took charge of their kids tonight.”
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— Gargi Rawat (@GargiRawat) April 28, 2015