Prince and his band 3rdEyeGirl share a free soundboard-quality recording of his May 2 “Dance Rally 4 Peace” concert via Soundcloud. The concert features some of the artist’s lesser-known hard-rock tracks, such as Dreamer, Guitar and Chaos & Disorder, alongside frequent guitar solos and improvisation. At the end of the recording, Prince speaks directly to the crowd:
Do me a favor and take care of each other, all right? It don’t matter the color; we’re all family.
Prince performs a live show at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, featuring classic hits and his protest song, Baltimore. 3rdEyeGirl backs Prince in front of an audience wearing mostly gray, in honor of Gray. Prince:
You look around, and the system is broken. It’s gonna take the young people to fix it this time. We need new ideas, new life. Most of all, we need new peace. And the kind of peace I’m talking about is spelled p-i-e-c-e. Next time I come to Baltimore, I want to stay in a hotel owned by one of you.
On-stage guests included Doug E. Fresh, Estellem Miguel, and State Attorney Mosby, who was seated on a leather couch on the left side of the stage, and about 20 minutes into the concert she was led to the center by Prince.
Prince releases his protest song, which was recorded on April 30 at Paisley Park Studios. Prince plays all the instruments himself. The song includes the following lyrics:
Does anybody hear us pray?/for Michael Brown or Freddie Gray/Peace is more than the absence of war
If there ain’t no justice/then there ain’t no peace
Mosby announces she is ending the city wide night curfew that has been in effect since last Tues.
My goal has always been to not have the curfew in place a single day longer than was necessary. I believe we have reached that point today. A lot of the unrest has been settled.
Protests against police turn into riots. Roving bands of looters, some armed with crowbars, roaming the city, hurling rocks at police, destroying patrol cars, smashing store windows and torching buildings. Police Commissioner Batts comments on the more than a dozen injured police officers.
All are going to be OK but sustained heavy damage to their bodies.
Cedric reacts to the worsening situation in Baltimore due to riots.
Trump criticizes Obama for not being able to control the situation in Baltimore.
Obama condemns the violence in Baltimore and expressed condolences to the family of Gray.
There is no excuse for the kind of violence we saw yesterday. It is counter-productive…People are stealing and damaging their own communities and that is no statement on police brutality or any other kind of issue.
Paul reacts to the riots in Baltimore during an interview with radio host, Ingraham.
The police have to do what they have to do, and I am very sympathetic to the plight of the police in this…There are so many things [root causes] we can talk about. The breakdown of the family structure, the lack of fathers, the lack of a moral code in our society.
Clinton reacts to the Baltimore riots.
It is heartbreaking. The tragic death of another young African-American man. The injuries to police officers. The burning of peoples’ homes and small businesses. We have to restore order and security. But then we have to take a hard look as to what we need to do to reform our system.
Mayor Blake declares a week long curfew from 10 p.m to 5 a.m in the city due to riots.
What we see tonight that is going on in our city is very disturbing. Too many people have spend generations building up this city for it to be destroyed by thugs who, in a very senseless way, are trying to tear down what so many have fought for.