Baltimore Erupts in Riots: Hollywood Reacts
Kevin Hart, Mark Ruffalo, Dwayne Johnson and Donald Trump were among those weighing in on Monday's unrest.
Riots broke out in Baltimore on Monday following Freddie Gray's April 19 death from a spinal cord injury suffered while in police custody.
The riots have left 15 police officers injured, with Baltimore City Public Schools set to be closed Tuesday and a city-wide curfew in effect for the next week. Maryland's governor has declared a state of emergency.
Here is how several Hollywood figures are reacting.
This won't reach everyone but it may reach a few. Destroying the city isn't the answer. I know what it's like to be down and frustrated...— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 28, 2015
But chaos won't get you heard. We need to honor the Gray family's wishes, end the violence and see real leaders emerge...— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 28, 2015
Ain't preachin' here, just sending word. #Baltimore— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 28, 2015
What's going on in Baltimore is honestly hurting my heart!!!! I'm praying for the city in a whole....I promote Peace not War!!!!— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) April 28, 2015
Nobody wins in Baltimore tonight. My heart is broken watching the news in Singapore right now. #prayersforbaltimore— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) April 28, 2015
One way to look at what is happening in Baltimore. Replace “Iraq” with “Vietnam” and it still works. pic.twitter.com/QqutMBIiyw— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) April 28, 2015
Wow, 15 policemen hurt in Baltimore, some badly! Where is the National Guard. Police must get tough, and fast! Thugs must be stopped.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2015
The media isn't the problem in Baltimore. It's the ABJECT LACK OF LEADERSHIP. The media isn't the problem here. #BaltimoreRiots— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) April 28, 2015
Nonviolence as Compliance in Baltimore http://t.co/f7DXqaqTeD— John Legend (@johnlegend) April 28, 2015
Prayers of peace for Baltimore. My heart is with you.— Zendaya (@Zendaya) April 28, 2015
I'm embarrassed for Baltimore right now!!!— Tony Siragusa (@TonySiragusa) April 28, 2015
Praying for peace in Baltimore— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) April 28, 2015
Baltimore. These are not protestors. These are criminals disrespectful of the wishes of the family and people of good will.— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) April 27, 2015
What would have been a great display of rage would have been going to the DOJ and demanding a meeting with Loretta Lynch on her 1st day.— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) April 27, 2015
Prayers for Baltimore...— Rev Run (@RevRunWisdom) April 28, 2015