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Protesters march following confirmation of Kevin Davis

Protesters march following confirmation of Kevin Davis

On Monday evening demonstrators frustrated with the confirmation of Commissioner Kevin Davis and his waffling on a "rules of engagement" agreement for future protests disrupted a City Council meeting and marched through downtown streets, jamming rush-hour traffic.

Protesters have complained that Davis' approach to street demonstrations is heavy-handed, and that while his rhetoric strikes a conciliatory tone, his department's policies are intended to marginalize the protest movement that has sprung up in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray in April.

Monday's demonstration began shortly after a 12-2 vote by the City Council to permanently appoint Davis to the...

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