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*(Via Baltimore BizJournal) – Three upcoming conventions have backed out of Baltimore in the wake of riots Monday night.

Meeting planners cancelled a citywide convention that would have brought more than 2,000 visitors to Baltimore later this week following riots that swept through Baltimore on Monday. As a result of the violence, the Door and Hardware Institute cancelled its ConNEXTions 2015 convention that would have been held at the Baltimore Convention Center April 29-May 1.

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The meeting was one of at least three major conferences scheduled for Baltimore and subsequently cancelled over fears of violence that spread through the city in the wake of 25-year-old Freddie Gray’s death at the hands of police. The It’s Time Network on Wednesday called off its 2015 summit that was planned for May 1-3 at the convention center.

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