Did the Mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, say that her city was giving room for protesters who wanted to destroy things.

Baltimore is in the midst of rioting in reaction to the death of a black man, Freddie Gray, who died from injuries he incurred while in police custody.

 “Those who wish to destroy space to do that as well,” she said during her press conference Saturday. Rawlings-Blake said that she worked with police to make sure they protected the protestors' right to free speech, “ It’s a very delicate balancing act because while we try to make sure that they (protestors) were protected from the cars and the other things that were going on, we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well,” Rawlings-Blake said.

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