A Baltimore mom is being celebrated on Facebook for publicly slapping her son in the midst of the Monday afternoon riots. Businesses in the downtown area were closed down due to 15 police injuries and a fire.
The mom reportedly recognized her son, whose face was covered by a black ski mask, as he participated in the protests that turned violent. She found him in the midst of the turmoil, and proceeded to slap him as she edged him away from the crowd.
The riots were the result of unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray, who recently died in police custody under questionable circumstances.
Currently, #momoftheyear is trending on Facebook and the comments below from NBC's page are typical of the support this angry mom is receiving.