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Ray Lewis Tells Baltimore Rioters To "Get Off The Streets"

In a video uploaded to Facebook, former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Lewis tells rioters, "Violence is not the answer; violence has never been the answer."

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Ray Lewis posted an emotional "message for the rioters in Baltimore" on his Facebook page Tuesday morning.

Freddie Gray... we don't do nothing for him doing this. We know there is a deeper issue, we know what the jungle looks like. But this isn't it. It's enough of us in the streets trying to change what's going on.
Baltimore, get off the streets! Kids, go home, stay home!You don't have no right to do what you're doing to this city. Too many hardworking people built this city. We put this city together...we put this city on our back.
We with you, we know what's going on, we know the problems, we know there was wrong done. We know we're not getting the right justice, we know all these answers!

Lewis also used Twitter to plead with the residents of Baltimore.

We must come together,we can stop the violence as a #community.These kids have to have real leaders,we need everybody to join this #movement

The unrest in Baltimore began following the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody on April 19.

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