Cat Power reveals she’s given birth in Instagram post about Baltimore protests

Protests in the US city are ongoing following the death of Freddie Gray

Cat Power revealed that she’s had a baby while commenting on Instagram about the ongoing protests in Baltimore, Maryland.

Confrontations in the US city began on Monday (27 April) after the funeral of Freddie Gray, who was fatally injured whilst in police custody on April 19. The singer/songwriter – real name Chan Marshall – posted a video from the protests, mentioning that she’d just given birth in passing.

“Justice for Freddie Gray. Justice for so many… tears and tears… I’ve been off my Instagram. I had a baby, got out of the hospital & I didn’t even hear about #baltimore till just now,” wrote Marshall, who revealed no further details about the birth.

African-American Gray, 25, died on 19 April after a week-long coma. Artists including Rihanna, Lorde, Dev Hynes, Gerard Way, Chuck D and more have offered their support to those involved in the protest, while Baltimore’s authorities have now declared a state of emergency amid the increasingly violent clashes, which have seen 15 officers injured. The city’s mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has criticised the “thugs who want to incite violence”, marring the “peaceful protests of those who seek justice”.