Official: Nearly 200 arrests, more than 150 fires in Baltimore unrest
Nearly 200 people have been arrested as a result of yesterday's unrest in Baltimore, said Howard Libit, the city's director of strategic planning and policy.
There were 144 vehicle fires and 15 structure fires, he said.
Baltimore's handling of riots slammed as 'disaster'
Maryland House Delegate Jill Carter slams the plan put in place by Baltimore's mayor to prevent riots following the funeral for Freddie Gray.
No repeat of last night, governor says
"We're not going to have another repeat of what happened last night," Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan told reporters minutes ago.
The governor said authorities would use "as much manpower and as many resources as we can" to try to ensure no more looting and violence. As far as he knew, there were no incidents this morning in Baltimore similar to the looting and violence of Monday night, he said.
Authorities see those protesting after Freddie Gray's death "in a peaceful way" and those involved in Monday's violence "as two entirely different groups," Hogan said.
"Criminal activity will not be tolerated," he said.
Obama: No excuse for yesterday's violence
President Barack Obama is talking to reporters right now about the violent outbreaks in Baltimore. He said he condemns the violence.
"There's no excuse for the kind of violence that we saw yesterday. It is counterproductive," Obama said at a news conference from the White House. "When individuals get crowbars and start prying open doors to loot, they're not protesting. They're not making a statement. They're stealing.
"When they burn down a building, they're committing arson. And they're destroying and undermining businesses and opportunities in their own communities. That robs jobs and opportunity from people in that area."
Obama: Violence in Baltimore is 'counterproductive'
Here's more from President Obama about his view that there is "no excuse" for yesterday's unrest in Baltimore
Police: At least 20 officers injured
At least 20 police officers were injured as a result of the unrest that started Monday in Baltimore, city police Capt. Eric Kowalczyk told reporters Tuesday afternoon. At least 235 people have been arrested, police say.
One person was critically injured as a result of a structure fire, Kowalczyk said. A city official said earlier that there were 144 vehicle fires and 19 structure fires.
1,000 National Guard members in place
The Maryland National Guard now has 1,000 members on the ground in Baltimore, “ready to assist,” Col. Charles Kohler with the National Guard tells CNN.
After brief scuffle, protesters move others away from police
A gathering of a few hundred protesters at Baltimore's North and Pennsylvania avenues this afternoon has been peaceful aside from a brief scuffle between a protester and officers who were arresting him.
At around 2:15 p.m., the protester appeared to throw something at a line of officers who were watching protesters, CNN's Ryan Young reported. The man resisted as officers arrested him, and police sprayed a substance similar to pepper spray -- affecting people nearby, including Young.
Afterward, several protesters moved to the front, putting themselves between the officers and the rest of the crowd -- and told the crowd to move back.
"We need to keep a barrier between them and us – us safeguarding (the protesters)," said one of the men directing the crowd to move back. He said he was disappointed in the person who had just been arrested. "It only takes a few to make it bad for the many."
Vietnam vet on riots: 'I'm concerned about the youth'
CNN's Anderson Cooper talks to Vietnam veteran Robert Valentine who says he stood up to rioters for their own good.