Celebrities react to Baltimore riots on social media

On Monday people took to looting and rioting following the funeral of 25-year-old Freddy Gray.

A man throws a wood board at police on April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Violent street clashes erupted in Baltimore after friends and family gathered for the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose death in custody triggered a fresh wave of protests over US police tactics. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - In the wake of the violence and looting that spread across the US city of Baltimore, celebrities have taken to social media to express their feelings surrounding the riots.

On Monday night people took to looting and rioting following the funeral of 25-year-old Freddy Gray who died after being injured in police custody.

#Baltimore Protest #FreddieGray

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Wishing Baltimore peace and justice. #BaltimoreRiots

. @LarryWilmore calls for calm as Baltimore grapples with unrest following Freddie Gray's funeral. #BaltimoreRiots

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#Baltimore

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Hate to see Baltimore going thru what my hometown of Ferguson went thru. Change is necessary, but violence and destruction is not the answer

We have to take care of our young people!

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Prayers for Baltimore...

Baltimore I respect it, 100%. Just do it peacefully, we don't need an excuse for them to kill another one of us. #FreddyGray

Praying for Baltimore. #PrayForPeace #DC http://t.co/raOdytl4u5 pic.twitter.com/nHEEvOF3av