#BaltimoreRiots Flood Streets Around @BronyCon; Josh Dean Quells Concerns "We take our attendees’ safety very seriously." by

View of the Hilton sky bridge connecting the Con (Eduardo A. Encina, Baltimore Sun) 

In an exponential increase of violence in Baltimore today, protesters launched attacks against police, with at least seven officers having received serious injuries and several police vehicles being destroyed. The National Guard has been called and a curfew is in place for the city.

The increased unrest comes only a few days after smaller incidents broke out among the protesters. Over the weekend, a few violent protesters took up arms against the Baltimore Police Department by smashing windows and throwing debris at riot police. 



Outside of Camden Yards, the neighborhood of Baltimore where the convention center is located, the conditions are relatively peaceful. The only sounds are the faint sirens in the distance and sighs of sad baseball fans lamenting the postponement of the Oriels game.

Despite much of the unrest being located in the urban Northwest Baltimore, the game was postponed in anticipation of more violence. Over the weekend, protesters clashed with baseball fans and police as the march passed the stadium, but they were soon routed before much damage could be done.



'This is the future you chose, BronyCon!' (Associated Press)

The stadium, as many con goers will remember, is located just across the street from the side entrance of the convention center.

Today's violence follows only hours after the conclusion of Freddie Grays funeral, where over 2,000 people came to pay their respects, but it is unlikely they are directly connected to the violence.


Freddie Gray is the latest African American victim of alleged police brutality, and the subject of Baltimore's #Blacklivesmatter protests.


An Al-Jazeera correspondent reporting live from Camden Yards stated around noon today that "There are no more rally's planned until Tuesday. [Gray's Family] called for the protesters to spend the day in mourning."


After the funeral ended though, events took a turn for the worse and unrest soon unfolded outside on on the streets of uptown Baltimore.

Reports also show rampant looting around the area. At least one CVS Pharmacy, confirmed to be the location where this writer once purchased a pack of Marlboro Reds from, has been looted and burned to the ground by rioters.

In response to the concerns of some worried convention attendees, Josh Dean, BronyCon chairman, stated "We will continue doing what we always have done in order to make sure our attendees are safe."

"In addition to [security], we have something called Emergency Action Plans, or EAPs for short, that we take time to think about and create. These are potential scenarios that we make a procedure for," Josh said, expanding on the Conventions contingency plans. “'Uncivil protest' is going to be a scenario that we will be adding to that list."



Burning cars
(Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

"When you show up for the boycott and pickett march and it turns into a riot"
Read Josh's Post here: community.bronycon.org



Comments (31)

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    1. No, they are another breed...niggerfaggots

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    2. Are we talking about the protesters or BronyCon staff?

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    3. "Kill the police. Kill the whole force. Smash the system. Destroy the courts."


      - rest in shit GG Allin

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    4. Nigger fuck Nigger fuck Nigger fuck Nigger fuck Nigger fuck it's aaaaaaaalllllright!

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    5. we are anonymous/ we are legion/ we never forgive/ we never forget/ expect us


      #JeSuisFreddieGray #JeSuisTrayvon #JeSuisWalterScott

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  2. To be fair, niggerfaggots do make great art! http://toggafreggin.tumblr.com/post/25843826931/starting-to-go-back-and-finish-up-my-old-fading

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  3. There was a time in my life where I would have found this troubling. Now, though, I don't care anymore. Black people have more privilege than anyone else. White cops are always treating white people like shit, but you'd never see anyone riot over that. If you're white, Asian, Hispanic, etc., you have to go through the system for years and years to get anything done. If you're black, you get to destroy your entire neighborhood because half the white people in this country are too afraid to stand to your bullshit because they think you'll riot.

    And look at that! You all proved them right! You proved to every single white person in America that yes, you should be afraid of those savage negros! Half the white people might be kissing your asses, but the other half is looking at the KKK right now and going "maybe these guys were right all along".

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    1. They treat everybody like shit. And you know why? Because that's how cops are all over the world. I have traveled a lot and once you go off the high street you'll find the same type of cop in every city in every country in every corner of the world.

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  4. meanwhile, my autistic as fuck twitter feed is full of apologists vomiting out reasons why it should be considered okay that these thugs, NOT protesters, are destroying shit that had absolutely nothing to do with the fucking police

    nope, sorry, I will not subscribe to your braindead logic that these thugs are just "finding ways to vent their frustrations," nor will I buy into your hypocritical racebaiting bullshit comparing these riots to retarded sports fans

    I really should just delete that shit and save my sanity already

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    1. What kinds of retards are you following?

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    2. People who are not right wing libertarian shitheads or rethuglican racists probably.

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    3. people who are supposedly my fellow college grads
      the worst one is a rookie teacher that can't stop sucking the dicks of turbocucks Chris Kluwe and Wil Wheaton
      just gonna go unfriend and block, I'm tired of this cancer on my feed

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    4. you're right other anon, they're actually libtards of the highest order that only help prove the horseshoe theory correct

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    5. Oh look a thread full of libertarian shitheads lol

      What a shocker.

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    6. let's go kill some Sankaku faggots!!!

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    7. >thinks riots do nothing positive for movements
      >"hurr must be a libertarian"

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    8. and in another news

      shesmine14 says...

      "I swear I would've protested if he made them kiss at the end. Yaoi fan fiction is not for DBZ","no no no no no".

      protesting over same shit about goku & vegeta being gay........................................again

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H_ULvEBqXI

      go rot in hell homophobic bitch

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  5. Honestly, if they resort to this sort of violence they're justifying the polices attitudes towards them.

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  6. Right Wing Morons FTL

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    1. hurrrrr durrrrrr it tehy tink taht riotn and lootn r a bad way to cumune ur idae tehnt tehy r right wing morons woh waech faux news!!!!!111one-You 2015

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  7. Niggers gonna nigg.

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  8. They were right to burn down that CVS Pharmacy for selling cigarettes to minors. Or at least adolescent-minded young adults.
    Insults aside, it's nice to see an actual article with clear and concise reporting on HN. Keep it up! The writing, not your dick, though I bet no one would ever notice if it actually was up.
    Ha-ha, faggot!

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  9. He dindu nuffin he was an honor roll student he's been going to church every week about to get his life on track need mo money for dem programs...

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  10. Man, a lot of racism here men, almost every comment has a racial slur,

    Police brutality is no joke, its turning cops into soldiers labeled "cops"

    racism may not be obvious, but its still here.

    Cmon , lets act serious here.

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    1. inb4 the cop is acquitted of any wrongdoing cause he actually did nothing wrong
      inb4 niggers yelling "he dindu nuffin. he a good kid. need more money for dem programs"

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  11. While these riots might impact short term badge sales with BronyCon, they should die out by August. The real concern for BC shouldn't be the current riots, it's what's coming down the pike when the investigation into the officers involved is released. Like Ferguson, it could take months before a decision is released; which, coincidentally, could coincide with BronyCon. Sure, BC's action plans might mitigate what happens at the convention center, but how many attendees stay at the attached Hilton? There's also the longer term effects as people realize how volatile Baltimore can be (along with the area right outside of the convention center strip). BronyCon, more so than any other pony con, needs the attendee numbers to stay up due to their long term contract with the city of Baltimore. Might be lean times ahead for the world's largest pony convention.

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  12. How much horse porn will be looted if these riots continue through August?

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  13. Category 5 Chimpout at Baltimore, I bet the niggers have already looted and trashed the hotel. BronyCon better be ready to get some KFC, Kool-Aid, and watermelon to calm the crowds.

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  14. Are you paying more than $5 per pack of cigarettes? I buy high quality cigs from Duty Free Depot and I'm saving over 60% from cigarettes.

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