Mother who marched her son home during Baltimore riots speaks out

The first interview with Toya Graham was aired last night.

Mother who marched her son home during Baltimore riots speaks out

Yesterday, the video of the Baltimore mother

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Last night, the mother -Toya Graham - was interviewed on CBS News and explained what happened when she saw her 16-year-old son Michael was out on the street.

"He gave me eye contact. And at that point, you know, not even thinking about cameras or anything like that. That's my only son and at the end of the day I don't want him to be a Freddie Gray," she said, referring to the 25-year-old man whose death sparked the protests.

“Lo and behold, I turn around and I look in this crowd and my son is actually coming across the street with this hoodie on and a mask," Toya said.

"At that point, I just lost it. I was shocked, I was angry, because you never want to see your child out there doing that."

When they got home, her son told her what went through his mind when he saw her coming towards him.

"He knew he was in trouble. He said when 'I seen you,' he said, 'ma, my instinct was to run.'"

Graham - a single mother of six - said she denounced the vandalism and violence and hoped that the moment willl be a learning experience for her son.

"And by him seeing everything what's going on I just hope, I'm not sure, but I hope that he understands the seriousness of what was going on last night."

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