Knicks Star Carmelo Anthony Calls For Calm Amid Riots In Baltimore

CBS New York

BALTIMORE (CBSNewYork) — Carmelo Anthony says residents of Baltimore need to “build our city up not tear it down” with unrest at a boiling point following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.

Anthony — a Brooklyn-born star of the New York Knicks who was raised in Baltimore — took to social media as riots broke out Monday night, forcing Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to declare a state of emergency.

“I know my community is fed up,” Anthony wrote on Instagram. “I’m all about fighting for what we believe in. The anger, the resentment, the neglect that our community feels right now, will not change over night. Continue, fighting for what you believe in. But remember, it takes no time to destroy something. But, it can take forever to build it back up.”

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