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.”