The images of Baltimore, Maryland on fire following the funeral of Freddie Gray — the 25-year-old man who died in police custody last week — continue to flash across television screens for the nation to see.
The clashes, sometimes violent, ended with 200 arrests and 15 officers injured. About 144 vehicles and 19 buildings were set ablaze. Stores were looted and windows smashed. The presence of the National Guard and Baltimore police was heavy.
But on Tuesday morning, the streets were relatively quiet – save for hundreds of Baltimore residents who took to the streets to pick up debris, board broken windows, and provide lunches for students who would not be attending school that day; Baltimore City Schools were closed amid concern about the growing violence.
That’s community. And that’s not something we often see in the media.
Take a look at some of the heartwarming acts of kindness below:
Young people (very young) helping with clean up efforts outside burned out Baltimore CVS. pic.twitter.com/LYtI1DgpSs
— Athena Jones (@AthenaCNN) April 28, 2015
Impromptu Baltimore cleanup crew. They didn’t know each other before this morning. pic.twitter.com/QVfrFyPKos
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) April 28, 2015
And check out these photos of residents in the city coming together to clear the streets of debris in the gallery.
For more information on the Freddie Gray protests and unrest in Baltimore, visit NewsOne’s hub here.
PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Instagram, Twitter
13 Photos You Won't See Of Volunteers Cleaning Up The Streets Of Baltimore
1. People sweeping and cleaning up the area in front of the Check Cashing store that was looted Monday night after Freddie Gray's funeral in Baltimore.Source:Getty 1 of 13
2. A worker from the local laundromat sits in the store following the riots in Baltimore.Source:Getty 2 of 13
3. People take part in cleaning up the wrecked buildings in Baltimore.Source:Getty 3 of 13
4. A security officer walks through a looted check cashing store in Baltimore.Source:Getty 4 of 13
5. Two men help move a door from a looted store in Baltimore.Source:Getty 5 of 13
6. A little girl helps clean up a looted CVS Pharmacy in Baltimore.Source:Getty 6 of 13
7. Women take part in recovering Baltimore by cleaning up the front of the local cash checking store.Source:Getty 7 of 13
8. Volunteers clean up the looted CVS in Baltimore.Source:Getty 8 of 13
9. More volunteers help clean a looted mall lot in Baltimore.Source:Getty 9 of 13
10. Friends and pedestrians help clean up a looted store in Baltimore.Source:Getty 10 of 13
11. A man takes a selfie with a National Guard Officer Tuesday morning as others help clean up the city.Source:Getty 11 of 13
12. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake talks to civilians after Monday's riots.Source:Getty 12 of 13
13. Congressman Elijah Cummings listens to people on the street Tuesday morning in Baltimore.Source:Getty 13 of 13
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