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(BALTIMORE) — Baltimore police Friday began arresting people who defied a citywide curfew, including several at City Hall.

Most people complied with the 10 p.m. curfew, but those who resisted were met with swift police action.

Baltimore Police spokesman Sgt. Jarron Jackson said that there were 53 arrests made Friday – 38 were protest-related and 15 were for curfew violation.

Baltimore police tweeted that protesters remained at War Memorial Plaza, in front of City Hall, “in violation of the curfew,” and had been warned that the curfew was to begin by officers with bullhorns.

A group of protesters remain in front of City Hall in violation of the curfew.

— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) May 2, 2015

Officers are arresting protesters who refused to leave after the curfew went into effect.

— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) May 2, 2015

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