M&T Bank Stadium Gates Locked Down Due to Protestors

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistNovember 11, 2016

A general view of M&T Bank Stadium in the second half of an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts in Baltimore, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Protesters marching against the results of Tuesday's presidential election have intersected with Thursday's football game between the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns.

Justin Fenton of the Baltimore Sun reported M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore is "locked down" due to protesters surrounding the stadium.

Fenton later added, per the Ravens, that two gates had been closed briefly while protestors were outside the stadium.

"Once there was no interruption, [the gates] were opened in short order," Ravens VP of public & community relations Kevin Byrne said, per Fenton.

Fenton also provided images and video of the citizens outside the major entrances:

Justin Fenton @justin_fenton

This is one of the main entrances to the stadium, blocked by Trump rally during Ravens-Browns game (via @cbsbaltimore) https://t.co/v2YVpIUspY

Justin Fenton @justin_fenton

Video shows protesters appearing to form a line to block fans from entering stadium from Hanover St bridge https://t.co/hhlc1RGd2W

The protest in Baltimore is one of nearly a dozen events around the United States against President-elect Donald Trump. 

The crowd eventually left the stadium and moved toward nearby Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles, per WJZ Baltimore.

According to Ava-joye Burnett of CBS Baltimore, the protest began at approximately 6 p.m. in northern Baltimore, eventually making its way toward the stadium by game time. The police department has actively observed the action and warned of ensuing traffic delays.

Baltimore has seen another sports team affected by riots in recent years. The 2015 death of Freddie Gray incited riots in the city, leading to the postponement of Orioles games for fan safety. The Orioles eventually played the Chicago White Sox in an empty stadium

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While some people have been taken into police custody, the protest has been described as peaceful, per Burnett.

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