Many of the protesters are high school and college students’ members of groups such as Baltimore BLOC and Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.

Reverend Heber Brown, pastor of the Pleasant Hope Baptist Church has been advising many of these youth.

He told Maryland’s News This Week that he was proud of the way the protesters responded to the mistrial, without the violence of April.

He did think that police may have overreacted in their preparations for Wednesday.

“A lot of helicopter fuel was wasted (Wednesday) night in Baltimore,” Brown said.