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Baltimore Protests over death of Freddie Gray

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There are many images surfacing about rioting, looting and unrest in Baltimore. Well, as of today, people are coming together in peace and trying to clean up their neighborhoods. According to The Huffington Post, after the Monday funeral of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died in police custody last week, protesters clashed with police officers in violent riots throughout the city of Baltimore.

The city had experienced 144 vehicle fires, 15 structure fires and nearly 200 arrests, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency.

But out of the chaos has come a flurry of community outreach to put Baltimore back together. On Tuesday morning, residents came together to clean up areas damaged by the unrest. More than 2,500 people had joined a Baltimore cleanup effort Facebook event as of Tuesday afternoon, and the numbers continue to grow.

“I thought it was my civic duty to come out to restore my neighborhood,” Baltimore resident Myra Keane told CBS Baltimore.


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