A man is carried by police officers as arrests are made at Union Square, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in New York. People gathered to protest the death of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who was critically injured in police custody. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
A man is carried by police officers as arrests are made at Union Square, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in New York. People gathered to protest the death of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who was critically injured in police custody. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

(NBC News) – Protests over the death of Freddie Gray stretched coast to coast late Wednesday, with thousands of people across the country rallying for the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died after suffering a spinal cord injury in police custody.

Police said more than 100 people were arrested in New York, and there were similar rallies in Boston, Seattle, San Diego and Denver.

In New York, several hundred people gathered in Union Square and marched in different directions, picking up demonstrators along the way and growing to more than 1,000, according to NBC New York.

In Denver, police said that they used pepper spray and that 11 people were detained for offenses including “resisting police, disobedience to lawful orders, obstructing roadways, and interference.”

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