Hours before violence broke out on the streets of Baltimore, friends, family, community leaders, and elected officials held a memorial service for Freddie Gray, an unarmed black man who died from a spinal injury while in police custody. ANIMAL was there to ask the people one question: Why did you attend the funeral?

Raspy Rawls
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Tiffany
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Patrick Green
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Atavia
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Sharon Black
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Ishaka-ra-hannibal-el & Taabuabar
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Reginald
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(Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)