Police for a line in front of burned out cars during riots in Baltimore on April 27, 2015.
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Michael Jackson impersonator brings artistic resistance to Baltimore


In the middle of Baltimore’s state of emergency Monday night, one man diverted the chaos by moon-walking to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” 

The man stood in the middle of the street during the riots to break out his moves, as protesters paused to look on from the sidewalks. 

The night filled with looting, destruction on the streets, and fires prompted a state of emergency and the activation of the National Guard by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. Hogan on Tuesday reflected on the night as shocking and vowed that it would not be repeated.