BALTIMORE (AP) -- A night of violence gave way to a day of mourning Sunday for a man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.
Above the lid to the coffin was a floral arrangement and inside the lid was a pillow with a screen-printed picture of Gray flanked by doves and the quote, "Peace, Y'all" at the bottom edge.
Mourners also gathered outside. Some held up signs that read, "We remember Freddie" and "Our Hearts Are With The Gray Family."
"It hits home. It really does. It's a reality check," said Covington, whose son is 27. "There is something going on in the police department that needs to change."
At a church service earlier Sunday, Pastor Jamal Bryant told the congregation at Empowerment Temple AME Church that "somebody is going to have to pay" for Gray's death.
Some 34 people were arrested, according to Baltimore Police Department, and six police officers sustained minor injuries. After services were over, Bryant, whose church will pay for Gray's funeral, met with the family. He said after the meeting that they are "holding on" and that they don't want violence.
Roughly 1,200 protesters gathered at City Hall on Saturday afternoon, officials said, to protest Gray's death, which has prompted near-daily demonstrations since he died April 19. Gray was arrested one week before that when officers chased him through a West Baltimore neighborhood and dragged him into a police van.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, a long-time congressman who represents Baltimore's 7th District, told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday that there is deep frustration over the case.
Police acknowledged Friday that Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested -- before he was put inside a police transport van handcuffed and without a seat belt, a violation of the Police Department's policy.
Gray asked for medical help several times, beginning before he was placed in the van. After a 30-minute ride that included three stops, paramedics were called.