NYPD officers stand guard while arresting some demonstrators during a protest march through Times Square April 29, 2015 in New York. (AFP/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
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Thousands of people demonstrated in major US East Coast cities Wednesday demanding equal treatment for all by police, after a young African American died of injuries sustained in custody in Baltimore.Thousands more protested in New York, the capital Washington and Boston in solidarity, as simmering anger over alleged police brutality against blacks and discrimination again bubbled to the surface.The protests were overwhelmingly peaceful and good-natured, although New York police said they had arrested more than 60 demonstrators. The 2,000 National Guard personnel who have flooded Baltimore this week kept a low profile and only small knots of demonstrators remained on the streets when a curfew swept into effect for a second night from 10:00 pm (0200 GMT Thursday) to 5:00 am.The large march initially met no resistance from police, but that swiftly changed as officers -- who deployed in significant numbers -- moved in and made arrests.Police told AFP more than 60 people were arrested.
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