BALTIMORE – Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders toured Freddie Gray’s neighborhood and met with black leaders.
The candidate for the Democratic nomination for president made the campaign stop in Baltimore on Tuesday.
He took a walking tour of the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood where Gray lived.
Gray died in April of a spinal injury he suffered while in police custody. The first of six police officers charged in his death is now on trial.
Sanders also is scheduled to took part in a round-table discussion of issues affecting the black community. The Rev. Jamal Bryant, a local pastor, also participated.
“Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you’re in a wealthy nation,” Sanders told reporters later at the Freddie Gray Empowerment Center in Bolton Hill. “You would think that you were in a Third World country.”