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Locals Sweep Up Shattered Baltimore

Volunteers come together to clean up damage from yesterday's violence
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2015 2:05 PM CDT
Locals Sweep Up Shattered Baltimore
Volunteers clean up a business damaged during an evening of riots following the funeral of Freddie Gray on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Baltimore.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(Newser) – Some Baltimore residents aren't standing by idly in the mess after yesterday's violence. Volunteers took to the streets today to clean up their "Comeback City." Gawker has culled a series of tweets showing images of helpers picking up debris on the roads and sidewalks, sweeping up in front of a burnt CVS, and handing out refreshments to other volunteers and police monitoring today's activities. "I'm just here to help out, man," one local sweeping broken glass in front of the CVS tells Reuters. "It's the city I'm from." (Read more Baltimore stories.)

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