Ray Lewis Tells Baltimore Rioters to 'Stop the Violence, Go Home'

Apr 28, 2015

I've got a message for the rioters in Baltimore. #BaltimoreRiots

Posted by Ray Lewis on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis took to Facebook with a video message for violent protestors in Baltimore: "Get off the streets. Violence is not the answer."

The former linebacker made an impassioned plea to those who participated in raucous riots Monday night that led to looting, arson and a dozen police injuries, calling their actions "wrong" and ineffective.

The formerly peaceful protests over Freddie Gray's death in police custody turned violent after his funeral on Monday. Lewis mentioned Gray in his video and noted, "We don't do nothing for him doing this."

"Too many babies [are] paying attention to this craziness," Lewis said. "And the sad part is, we got young kids trying to tell us how they're going to dictate our city."

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A rioter stands atop a burning car as another man pours fuel onto the fire while Baltimore firefighters behind them fight fires in mutliple burning buildings set ablaze by rioters during clashes in Baltimore
A rioter stands atop a burning car as another man pours fuel onto the fire while Baltimore firefighters behind them fight fires in multiple burning buildings set ablaze by rioters during clashes in Baltimore on April 27, 2015.Jim Bourg—Reuters
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A man walks past a burning police vehicle in Baltimore on April 27, 2015.
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Baltimore police officers form a line in front of protesters near Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore on April 27, 2015.
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Protesters surround a police officer near Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore on April 27, 2015.
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Gloria Darden, mother of Freddie Gray, is embraced before her son's funeral at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore on April 27, 2015.
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