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right now. the left time we were in this neighborhood, there were dozens and dozens of police in riot gear here, watching just a few blocks away, what was happening up at north avenue where chris they left -- as soon as they left, within ten minutes of them leaving, looters started to go into the alleyway behind these stores. >> miguel -- >> reporter: just having their way with them as they like. yes, don? >> i need you to standby. chris is on the scene of an incident. chris, what do you have? >> hey, don. we're going to have to leave where we are right now. that's where the cars were on fire. there is a brazenness here that is different. as soon as the cops pull back, people come out on the street and literally run right in front
of the police and start throwing things at them. just moments ago, this car came flying up this block. i'm saying flying up this block, right into the face of the officers. oddly, that emergency vehicle over there didn't move. it looked like he was going to ram right into the cops. nobody fired at him. nothing happened. i couldn't believe that they didn't move. he then did a u-turn and ripped down the block. and then a series of cars started coming down. i've never seen anything like that in one of these situations. the only time i've ever seen anything like that was really talking about battle situations and potential explosives in cars. this guy drove down just like this guy right now, but at a much higher rate of speed. these people just seem to be trying to find a way out of this community right now. everybody's been locked inside
because of the fire and violence going on. the officers have to move in that whole one step at a time, bang the shield move that they move in unison. but it was really violent here. and to see the people running right out in front of the police and throwing things at them, almost in an act of confidence that they knew these officers weren't going to use deadly force and they didn't. we did see people shooting the pepper suppressive bullets. they hurt your eyes, but they're not level. i've never seen anything like they just saw. the photographer with me, neither of us have ever seen anything like that before. this man drove right up to the line of police. right up to them. the emergency vehicle didn't even move to stop him. he then turned around and took off. this community is coming back to life. there's a big crowd down there now on the corner of people coming back out of their houses. some are bystanders and some are
here looking to mix it up with the police, don. >> all right. stand by. we'll keep an eye on that. i'm going to bring in van jones and neill franklin. you guys were here listening to the governor, listening to the mayor. there was tension between the two as they walked up. it was uncomfortable. i had to ask them the questions because that's what people want to know. what happened. what's your assessment? >> clearly, it's been a long week. clearly, there's a different approach to how to handle these types of situations. i think it is right to look at how we can solve this problem. we're receiving word that other schools are on fire at this point. first and foremost, we need to seize control of these neighborhoods. it's a very fluid situation that clearly hasn't been trained for. i understand the tension.
i think it's a fair assessment. hopefully everyone will work together to bring a sense of calm here. >> it is midnight here on the east coast. we're covering the situation here on cnn, cnn tonight that's happening in baltimore, the city, parts of it, on fire right now. you heard the interview with the mayor and the governor. go ahead. >> yeah, and obviously neither one of them have traveled this road before of dealing with such violence, the riots, the protesting. it is a learning process for both of them. yes, they have to show unity in this. if they don't show unity, then -- >> is that just for the cameras? let's be honest. >> that's up to them to answer. >> when they walked up, there was no -- looks like there was no love loss between the two of them. >> if there was unity, there would have been conversation between them as they walked up and some sort of display at
that. at the end of the day, they have to show unity. they have to work on this issue together and solve these issues together and these problems. >> agreed. quickly, go ahead. >> this is way past politics. this is a matter of public safety. live, work, and raise your family in this city. elected officials need to work together. it's about public safety at this point. >> mr. van jones? >> well, first of all, i thought that the mayor said what i expected her to say. earlier, we were trying to speculate why did there seem to be a slower response and timid response. she said very plainly, her view was she did not want to provoke, she -- i think she used the term, create a police state. that is this balancing act that i think all executives in her situation have to balance. it's not just balancing the first amendment rights of the protestors versus public safety.
also, when are you provoking by overreacting, when are you allowing space for bad things to happen. so she made a bet they had everything after control after saturday. she made a bet on monday, on the day of the funeral when no protests were called for, that things would be calm enough for her police force to maintain order. that bet came up wrong for her and wrong for that scity. >> the mayor is a beloved figure in that city. she's a child of that city. her election was hailed as a big step forward. i want to say one more thing. there were real heroics tonight. that veteran that told the kids to get their butts back home. he's a hero. you have fraternities out there tonight. you have faith leaders out there tonight. you saw the worst of baltimore, but you also saw the best of
baltimore. i hope we don't forget that as we go to bed tonight. >> yeah. >> i agree with van on that. i think it's very important that we talk about the positives that came all week with regard to organizing. people are talking about gang activity. i've been in contact with baltimore gang members who say we're putting together truces, we're going to organize and protest. i'm not talking about allegations of violence. i'm talking about organize peaceful resistance from gang members, said we're going to organize for justice. people like the the fruit of islam who created order and imposed order in the neighborhoods. they were pulling people out of the stores. i think that's a piece of the story that has to be told. the nation of islam was there. that's another important piece of this. when the final story of baltimore is told, i hope it's one of resistance and uprising, one of on a community that's
decided they have had enough, and indeed all around the world. >> i think it's interesting too, a bit of news from the mayor -- from the governor, to not be overlooked. he said he is moving his headquarters to baltimore. that is a huge step. >> there's a command center in the city that eastbouverybody's to be working from. you have to remember the influx of all the folks, they really need to be deployed in a very strategic and smart way. i think my colleague is right in that this is the first time both of them have handled something of this magnitude. and not many people in the country have handled something like this. it's important to deploy strategically and make sure control is maintained throughout the city. >> are you saying moving the command center to baltimore or his -- >> i think he said he's moving his office and the command center here is what i gathered
from his statement that this is going to be his big focus for the time being until it was -- until it is steady and under control. that's what i got from the governor. >> okay. well, if that's the case, i think that's a bold move. i think it possibly would make a difference. it creates a number of opportunities that could occur. number one, access by the citizens of the city to him and his office if he allows that to happen. >> i want to stand by. i want to bring in erika garner. as you know her father, eric garner died after he was put in a choke hold by a new york city police officer. she attended the funeral today of freddie gray. also an attorney who is a creator of the black and brown people vote. excuse me if i butchered your
name there. how you doing e erica? >> hi, don. thanks for having me up here again. i attended the gray's funeral today. and, you know, i was able, you know, to pay my respects and stand in solidarity, not with just the gray family, a couple other family members of police brutality. and, you know, what i get from what these kids is doing is like, you know, they had enough. they don't know what else to do. i mean, they don't have no jobs, they don't have proper schooling. i was driving through baltimore earlier and i noticed how many abandoned buildings is out there. it's like there's no hope. these kids have no hope. i not condoning what they doing. but like, every -- they seem like they have no hope. like eventually, this is going to happen to me, so why not go
out there and get my message across some way. but burning down your city is not right, but what other choice do we have. they scared. >> and it's sad, because you know there is sentiment and erica has a point. >> it's interesting that you say that first -- before i go forward, i do want to send my condolences to the family of freddie gray as well as the community of baltimore. this is not an easy situation for anybody that's living there. we also have to recognize that this situation didn't start today, that even the conversation about affordable housing, education, a lot of the other social constructs within baltimore have been under destruction for a long time. so we shouldn't look at the
situation as the beginning of a problem. there have been fires burning for a long time. the fire arguably in freddie gray's life was burning 25 years ago when he was born. so i do think that your sentiment is correct that we do need to ask elected officials what are they doing, and it can't just be about what's happening today. it has to be about the systemic racism and the institutions that have been in place that have not been serving the people of baltimore for a long time. >> very good points. go ahead. >> i was just saying, you know, it's not like they out here with guns. it's not like they're out here, you know, killing people. they actually trying to make a statement. i mean -- burning down your city is completely wrong because you need these resources. but they feel like they voice is not getting heard.
er time you turn around, a cop is getting out of control and killing someone on tape. all they want to know is why. >> sorry. go ahead. and i just wanted to really just piggy back off of what erica was speaking about. burning property is not right. i know some other people were saying but black property matters, black employment matters. but if you're not alive, who cares. that life still has to be what is the premier reason that we're fighting for the safety of all people. if we can decide that life regardless of color matters, then a building means nothing to me. a place of employment, a school means nothing to me. it doesn't mean that i don't mourn the fact that somebody has lost their job, but somebody has to be alive to have a job -- >> thank you very much.
we will have you both back here because we're going to continue on with this story. it's not going away any time soon. ito bring the law enforcement officials back. but as they are speaking, you're looking at a city on fire. could you brief -- we only have a couple seconds left. >> i understand the outrage, but this, the fires, is unforgivable. these people have literally spat on the fresh grave of freddie gray. i appreciate you bringing back to the focus of the issue, the main issue. >> yeah, and i believe we're talking about the fundamental issue of trust. trust that from a communicate that law enforcement will do the right thing for the right reasons and trust from law enforcement that the community has valid concerns that need to be heard, validated and acted upon in the future. >> just within the last 15 or 20 minutes, you've learned a lot
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i'm don lemon live in baltimore continuing cnn's breaking news coverage of what's happening in baltimore. we're also going to get to that deadly earthquake that happened in nepal as well. i'd like to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. the rioting really that's going on in baltimore, maryland. it started earlier today. the may and the governor of the state coming onto cnn to try to explain their actions. people here want some answers. how did this situation escalate to get out of control earlier today. how did 15 police officers get injured and in the hospital. in the meantime, there have been riots all over the city and covering some of those riots, miguel marquez. miguel, what is going on where you are? what are you seeing? >> yeah, we're in west baltimore. we're at this intersection of
robert and pennsylvania avenue. about three, maybe four hours ago, there were police in this area. as soon as they left, looters moved into the buildings here behind us. and now fire engines are here, fire department in huge numbers. looters went in through the backsides of these buildings and were able to loot many of these businesses if not all of the businesses along this block and then set fire to them. they're spraying water now outside. they were up on top of the roof earlier as flames were shooting out of the roof. incredibly dangerous for them to be out here. the city tonight, this is just one spot in the city that is under attack, for lack of a better word. just about six blocks north of here is north avenue. and that's where we saw some of the worst violence today where cvs was being ransacked and looted for over an hour. where a police car and other
cars were set on fire. for hours they burned without any fire department being able to get near them. when the fire department did show up, the protestors -- i shouldn't even say protestors, the rioters there were throwing rocks at the firefighters. police finally moved in to try to stop the rioters from taunting the firefighters. when the firefighters finally got a hose hooked up to turn out the fire at the cvs, right in front of our cameras, one of the rioters punch add hole in the hose with a knife. we were shocked at that. and then another one did it again just a few seconds later. it was unbelievable. just beyond that, a half mile north of there, there's a mall here in baltimore where all of this started this afternoon. just about the time that freddie gray's funeral ended, the high
schools let out here. at that mall, that's where the first violence began against police officers. it was like a match to a -- to a fuse. the entire city exploded. farther down about two and a half miles downtown, we went to another fire there where the southern baptist church had a senior center and a support center they were building. that $16 million now -- project now lays in rubble here. the city trying to grapple with everything. the mayor saying that they are going to have a curfew starting tomorrow night, not tonight. they said they couldn't put it in play fast enough. i think the mayor throughout the last week has been trying to cut the balance between letting people protest and not coming down too hard on them.
i think people are wondering in this neighborhood tonight, across baltimore, why there wasn't a more robust action by the mayor and the police commissioner earlier on, don? >> thank you very much. we'll get back to you in just a moment. i want to bring in my colleague, chris cuomo. you were at the scene earlier, a very destructive scene. we saw a baby being brought out. we saw a wife worried about her husband. we saw people throwing things out of buildings. homes on fire. >> often in these types of situations, everything kind of comes together in a moment just lets you know all the different facets of a situation. the photo journalist i was with, he saw the police moving up the street. we followed it. sure enough, two fires had been lit, of cars, in an intersection. it was kind of bait. as we got closer, people started to really bring a full array of force against the police. there were bottles that had some
type of irritant in them. the officers fired back with pepper bullets. the same kind of problem you would get with pepper spray. but there were also different layers of violence going on up the streets. what you're seeing in this picture right now, that car -- there's a delay obviously between what i'm hearing and that. if you can find and roll it again. jay and i, we've both been doing this a long time. neither of us have ever seen something like this. he sped down the whole block towards the police. they didn't move. that heavy duty vehicle didn't ram the guy. he then did a u-turn and took back off down the black. he put on his directional and made a left turn. i thought it was a suicide mission. but they didn't fire at him and then he left. you'll see. he's going to put on his left-hand blinker and make a left. firefighters were there and they
would work in coordinated response. you'd have the police move up the street, move back -- whether they were locals, outsiders. there were locals there worried about their homes and yelling at them. so the police would move them back. they would then allow the firefighters to come in and fight the fire. because the firefighters are totally exposed and vulnerable. this asian family came out with their baby. a liquor store was there. another thing i hadn't seen before. there was a brazenness to the violence against the officers. they were anticipating that the officers would not shoot at them. >> as i was watching you, i was surprised by that. >> they were running like right in front of them taking positions and then throwing whatever they had. and, you know, and they were right.
the officers didn't fire on them with anything but those pepper pe pellets. as the police moved back, those guys moved right back in. they were trying to relight the fire. >> that's daylight. so it's been happening since earlier this afternoon when this all started. maybe around 3:00 or 4:00 p.m. eastern time in the united states. i need to get my colleague in atlanta. there are other headlines to talk about. especially, john, that deadly earthquake in nepal. >> absolutely. it is just after 10:00 a.m. in nepal right now. almost 72 hours since the devastating earthquake and the death toll has surpassed 4,300. take a look at this video. it shows the moment that 7.8 magnitude quake hit on saturday. they recorded these images. birds are seen flying in every direction. the buildings sway.
huge clouds of dust rise up into the sky. all of it caused by the worst earthquake in nepal since the 1930s. video from above shows the damage the quake has done on a number of buildings. many of them centuries old are either damaged or completely wiped out. once was a nine-story tower reduced to almost nothing. damage to nepal's major cities is catastrophic, the rural areas may be even in worse shape. there are mountains of debris and buildings ripped into pieces. many people have lost everything. this is one of the few places beyond the capital where the military has reached to drop off much-needed relief supplies. despite the incredible odds, rescuers are finding some survivors. pulling this little boy out of the rubble. they reportedly worked for three straight hours to save the boy. i'd like to bring in the
latest now from kathmandu. we've heard a lot about shortages of everything. what's the latest? >> reporter: one of the international airport here. i can tell you right now the needed supplies, the medical supplies, the food, the water, everything that's in short supply as well as expert personnel and doctors are beginning to arrive in large numbers. as i'm standing here, i can see air india, air china, there's a pakistan air force cargo plane, there was a malaysian plane here. now that the runway's open, the aid is arriving very quickly now. counter side to that -- go ahead. >> about to ask you about the airport there. kathmandu's airport is not great in the best of time. there were reports that it was very congested. a lot of relief and military flights trying to get in. have they now worked out those issues?
>> reporter: i think they've worked them out to some extent. the commercial flights -- some of them are commercial airplanes simply leaving with passengers. they announce a commercial flight boarding, there's a huge cheer. this airport is still incredibly crowded. not as bad as it was. slowly getting better. these are people that are desperate to go home. been through an absolute ka ta t trofy here in nepal. nepal is still very much, and kathmandu still very much in bad shape. it's a huge relief to these people here. they're well aware of the numbers. the official death toll has surpassed 4,000. thousands more injured. john, perhaps the scariest part of all this is we don't know yet how many people are unaccounted for. >> yeah. absolutely. it will still be some time yet before we get the official assessment from the outlying
regions out in the mountains. you can keep up to the minute with the latest on the nepal earthquake, find out about rescue and relief efforts at our website, cnn.com/impact. includes a list of groups already on the ground there. find that at cnn.com/impact. much more from baltimore after this break. rioting and violence has engulfed the city. don lemon and there and he is live after a short break. you used to sleep like a champ.
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resiliency. i haven't lost my hope. i've been a little heartbroken. my eyes have been filled with tears because someone didn't understand that we exist in the community to represent to revitalize it. >> i'm don lemon back now live in baltimore, maryland with breaking news coverage of the rioting going on in this city, in this state all day. that was our miguel marquez interviewing people out in the community whose businesses and property and parts of a church have been burned. he also witnessed other destruction, other protests, other actions here today in baltimore. talk to us about that interview and what you're seeing right now? >> reporter: well, look, if it could get anymore sad -- i don't think it could get anymore sad than this. this was a corner store. someone's livelihood and now it is completely set ablaze.
yet another scene where both police and firefighters have to be present because of concerns about safety of the firefighters as they try to fight this fire. look at this thing, don. two buildings are now nearly engulfed. they've been trying to cut through metal doors on one side of it. you can see the sparks coming out of that. the smoke must be incredibly intense. and it's getting even more intense since we have been here. this has really gotten much, much worse. i'm actually going to scoot over here and see what's happening. because it looks like they're having an issue with a hose. come over here. look at this. the hoses have been cut so many times they can't even get the hoses to work properly. they have so many holes in them right now. it's very difficult for them to get their own hoses working. as you look at the smoke billowing out of this building right now. western police district is just down the way from here.
they had -- they had gone into complete defensive mode, putting cement barriers around western police district earlier today. and only protecting -- only able to really protect the infrastructure of the city and not able to sort of project any sort of power, get out into the neighborhoods and protect neighborhoods that they knew in this situation could explode. don? >> i'm sure you're getting the reports as well and you witnessed some of it today. but we're getting other reports that there are other businesses that have been torched or on fire. a cafe, a shoe store. what are you hearing about those reports? and those are the concerns again from the residents, from business owners that this could have been possibly stopped but police officers did not intervene. >> reporter: don, it's too many
to count at this point. we have seen stores and shops, mop-and-pop shops all over this area that have been ransacked, the front windows busted out. the liquor store completely wiped clean of anything. many of them with a neighborhood we were just in, the store fronts look okay, but on the backside, rioters and looters have gone in and stolen everything out the backside. in the alley, it's a frightening scene with the number of individuals in the alleyways. i can tell you they also -- if you were to point a camera, we saw some of them going in the alley. they saw us looking at the firefighters and they basically said, don't point the camera over here if you know what's good for you. that is the level to which things have descended in baltimore at this point. this is just so tragic to see. i've spent so much time in this neighborhood over the last week. to see it now burning, a block
from where freddie gray was arrested and a few blocks from the police station that has been the epicenter of so much of the protests in this city, don? >> listen, it's a tragedy that when any business or home or neighborhood burns, miguel. but many of these places that are being destroyed can handle it the least. there were neighborhoods that needed some infusion and they were working towards that end. and all of a sdeudden, this. you spoke to someone that said this would set these communities back years if not maybe a decade who had been trying to rebuild. >> this is the absolute saddest part of this, being this in neighborhood. they don't have a proper grocery store in this neighborhood. the fruits and vegetables come in on a horse-driven cart in this neighborhood. stores like these, these little mom-and-pop stores, all of the
goods are behind the plexiglass. they exist in this neighborhood and they supply probably most of the food for the people in the neighborhoods here. it is -- it bears belief why anyone would want to burn the places where you shop, the places that you need, the places that you count on that are closest to you. we did drive by earlier, i think there was a laundry or a clothing store on the backside of this mom-and-pop business and that had been ransacked and looted. clearly at some point, they decided to light a fire here and destroy everything. but it has spread now from the market to the clothing store and then into the -- what seems to be apartments off to the right. you can see on the top floor, you can see the lights of the firefighters as they get in there looking for anybody who might be in those buildings to try to get any hot spots in that room put out. don?
>> miguel, describe the neighborhood that you -- that you're in and what we're looking at. these appear to be row homes of sort. in new york, different terminology would be used. it's a mix-use neighborhood meaning there are businesses and residents as well. talk to me about the neighborhood. >> reporter: this -- this is gillmore homes. this is in west baltimore. it's an extraordinarily poor area of west baltimore. i don't want to trivialize this. if you're familiar with the show "the wire," it is like being transported into that show. it is incredibly rough streets here. it is a very tough place. they -- they need -- they need a lot. i have learned a lot. it's been a great lesson for me in the last week that i have been here to see how much need there is in this neighborhood, how much hopeless ps there is in this neighborhood because there
is not opportunity here. there are not even places to buy groceries here. there are not places to take your kids here. there are not places that are safe. you see people -- i talked to an ex-cop who referred to this area as an open air drug market. you can see the flames popping out of the top window there, the upper floor window. police officer who called the drug markets here an open air drug market. you see people with track marks up and down their arms walking down the streets here. many of the stores here do serve as basically places where the drug trade has taken hold with the owners of it almost unable to do anything. it is -- it is rough. it is as rough as america gets and it is shocking to be in america, to live in new york or in baltimore and have a middle class life and to realize that
this can be this close to the rest of the world. i think what they want is opportunity. and, you know, what we are seeing tonight is the frustration that they believe has been -- that that opportunity has been denied to them for so long. don? >> my get marquez reporting live from one of the devastating fires happening in the city of baltimore, maryland this evening. baltimore under a state of emergency now. the national guard has been called in. police reinforcement from several areas, states neighboring maryland brought in as well. we're going to continue breaking news coverage right on the other side of this break. i'm don lemon. we'll be right back. ♪
cnn's breaking news coverage of the rioting in baltimore, maryland continues right now. i'm don lemon. the city is under a state of emergency. >> the governor and the mayor have a lot of explaining to do. i want to get to cnn's political contributors to discuss the situation and the interview with the mayor and with the governor. they said they're going to bring this under control as soon as possible. but as i am standing here now and as we're getting reports, we can smell the burning. we're getting reports from cities that other stores are on fire and there's actual chaos going on in parts of the city. what do you make of what's happening in the city? >> right now, the city is in a very complicated position. the mayor talked about that in particular. trying on the one hand to create space for protest, and on the other to make sure fires and violence don't expand.
i expect that the fires will stop tonight. the question is, what happens tomorrow. the governor said clearly that he's moving his office here. a cynic would say that's for the cameras and public poliity. you want to say, i've got this under control, i want to manage these people and would it could lead to a militarized response that the mayor was trying to avoid on saturday. >> uh-huh and let's talk about -- i'll get you to respond to that van and then we'll talk about the deeper underlying issues here which should be discuss discussed, it shouldn't just be about the fires and the chaos and the rioting. what's your assessment of the governor and the mayor? >> well, i think that they are in some danger tonight of possibly still falling behind the curve. we are now seeing things that we haven't seen in the united states for 40 years. when you're talking about a real
evolutionary leap in street tactics. cat-and-mouse games with the police. setting fires as bait. this is not stuff you saw in ferguson. this is a very different kind of -- of activity. and so it could be the case, and i hope mark is right, that things will calm down tonight and you'll get the national guard tomorrow and things will be okay. or it could be the case that it gets worse as the night goes on and more people feel emboldened to do more stuff. to understand why this town was a powder keg. i do think you have to talk about the deeper issues. >> yeah, and the deeper issues, mark, let's talk about that. you heard miguel marquez saying earlier, you see the poverty here, it is difficult to reconcile that there is this type of poverty in america and that is -- it's a disconnect for
many people. they just don't understand it. they're not used to seeing it. >> that's an important point you make there. what tonight does, it puts a spotlight on what malcolm x called the victims of democracy. right here, you see people who are subject to mass unemployment, youth unemployment rate extremely high in baltimore, other cities like new york, cleveland, philadelphia and so forth. you also have a lot of street violence, state violence. you have decorporate representative -- decrepit schools. it's the spark that sets the powder keg on fire. when you connect that to an uprising across the country, really across the globe when you add these other nation states, what you see is an international wave of frustration and
liberalism. i would -- >> standby, gentlemen. go ahead, van, quickly. >> well, i think it's really important that we recognize that there is a global youth bulge here in the united states, the millenial generation. we have not thought through what it means for young people in places like baltimore to see the whole world in the palm of their hand and yet look around and see so little hope and opportunity. i think we've got to do something about that or we may see this acros the country. >> absolutely. >> all right, gentlemen. stand by. more of our coverage after a quick break. lifewe scream shout,owl,
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don lemon back now with cnn's breaking news coverage of the violence and riots going on in baltimore, maryland. my colleague is at a scene of one them tonight. take us to where you are. what's going on? >> don, we're at the corner of pennsylvania avenue and north avenue in west baltimore. this place has been a war zone
for the last several hours. we're coming to the middle of the intersection were there are riot gear clad police officers here. they have been under attack all day from rioters, getting bottles, brick thrown at them. what we learned for the first time that this was a group of high school students that really started the trouble on monday afternoon when they started to come out of high school and they started to loot and attack officers who had responded at the mondawmin mall. it spilled over into this area. we're at pennsylvania and north where there's been a lot of looting. we just came from about a block or two away where we saw a lot of looting earlier. we saw a liquor store being ransacked, a tavern being ransacked. some small fires going on in
certain pockets of the city. they are not out of the woods yet in this section of baltimore. >> brian todd, thank you very much. not out of the woods in baltimore at all this evening. still under the cover of darkness now. officials have said they're going to try to get a handle on this. they have promised us here on cnn that they would. but we're still hearing sirens and smelling smoke here. what will daylight bring? that is the big question here in baltimore, maryland. my colleagues will pick up our coverage on the other side of this break.
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we'd like to welcome our viewers in the united states and all around the world we are covering two big breaking stories right now. riot versus rocked a major american city following the funeral of an african-american man who died while in police custody. and a rapidly rising death toll as well after the biggest earthquake to hit nepal in more than 80 years. we begin this hour with the