Freddie Gray Protests Spread to NYC as New Report Claims Gray Injured Himself

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Playing's not Baltimore. It's New York City.

Cops wrestled with demonstrators who were showing their support for the protests in Baltimore.

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It was a surreal scene. A beautiful spring afternoon with the outdoor cafes packed and others watching from above. As demonstrators gathered, they heard warnings from  the NYPD.

"This is from the New York City Police Department. If you obstruct the streets you may be placed under arrest or charged with disorderly conduct."

The warning was ignored and the demonstrators started marching. Police moved in to break it up. That's when the arrests began. Cops came ready for action with plastic ties on their hips.

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More than 120 were arrested in all, some defiant.

The tension in New York came to a head as the protests in Baltimore appear to be quieting down for now. 

The Washington Post has a startling report that 25-year-old Freddie Gray, whose spinal cord death triggered the rioting, "was intentionally trying to injure himself" inside the police van. The information comes from a prisoner who was in the van with Gray but separated by a divider.  He says he could hear Gray "banging against the walls" in the van.

Watch the dramatic video below of the 'I Can't Breathe' Protests.