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Mother gives her rioting son a very public telling-off screenshot

A furious mother was filmed dragging her son from a crowd of rioters in Baltimore and giving him the telling-off of his life.

The woman has been dubbed Mother of the Year after the local TV station footage, in which she slaps and publicly berates her black-masked son, went viral.

After she tries to tear his mask off the boy attempts to escape from her fury, and his mother pursues him, screaming "Get the **** over here! Get over here."

On Twitter, users praised the woman's no-nonsense parenting style.

Violent rioting erupted in Baltimore on Monday 27 April after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after sustaining a spinal injury in police custody.

Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ordered a curfew in the wake of the unrest, and the National Guard have been deployed in the city.

Under the terms of the curfew, no adults or minors will be allowed on the streets between 10pm and 5am.