Cast Members Of ‘The Wire’ Plead For Peace In Baltimore

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As the riots in Baltimore worsen following the death and funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, the cast of The Wire have spoken out.

Baltimore was home to the critically acclaimed HBO show for five seasons and focused around the city’s police department’s fight against the ever-expanding drug war that surrounded them.

First to speak out was Wendell Pierce, who played detective Bunk Moreland:

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Then Andre Royo, who played Bubbles, urged Baltimore locals to demonstrate peacefully:

Following on from this, show creator David Simon waded in on his website:

The anger and the selfishness and the brutality of those claiming the right to violence in Freddie Gray’s name needs to cease. Here was real power and potential in the peaceful protests that spoke in Mr. Gray’s name initially, and there was real unity at his homegoing today. But this, now, in the streets, is an affront to that man’s memory and a dimunition of the absolute moral lesson that underlies his unnecessary death. If you can’t seek redress and demand reform without a brick in your hand, you risk losing this moment for all of us in Baltimore.

Turn around. Go home. Please.