Kids In Baltimore Are Cleaning Up The Streets As People Riot (Photos)

by Emily Arata

In the wake of Freddie Gray's funeral, Baltimore has felt the brunt of residents' pain and grief. Early this morning, however, locals banded together to give back.

After a violent night, journalists and Baltimore natives alike began tweeting photos of the community effort taking place across the city.

Children gathered brooms and their parents picked up trash bags, clearing away the glass shards and trash left by angry mobs.

Chantrelle Jones, a 24-year-old Baltimore resident, told Newsweek she'd made the trip to clean up with her nephew, adding,

We wanted to bring our nephew out and help the community because we live here and at the end of the day we've got to live here... The whole nation is watching us.

Tonight, Baltimore is under a mandatory 10 pm curfew in hopes of preventing more violence.

Twitter images show a town strikingly different than that of the night before.

Growing pile of trash at corner of Penn, W. North. Pretty remarkable cleanup effort by the people of #Baltimore. — John Woodrow Cox (@JohnWoodrowCox) April 28, 2015
Young people (very young) helping with clean up efforts outside burned out Baltimore CVS. — Athena Jones (@AthenaCNN) April 28, 2015
Community kids cleaning up Baltimore neighborhoods mess after protesters destruction #cnn #cnnlive #cnnbrk — Jonathan Schaer (@CnnCameraman) April 28, 2015
Another #Baltimore resident doing the right thing and cleaning up at Penn & North — Megan Pringle (@MeganWBAL) April 28, 2015

Even the city's youngest members helped clean.

This morning Baltimore youth cleaning up their neighborhoods. — BmoreFab (@BmoreFab) April 28, 2015
.@LarryHogan thanking officers and people cleaning up Baltimore. #Baltimoreprotests — Aaron Gilchrist (@nbcaaron) April 28, 2015
Clean up efforts underway at CVS intersection in Baltimore this morning. — Athena Jones (@AthenaCNN) April 28, 2015
We spoke w this 15 year old who's been out cleaning up in Baltimore. He was disappointed by the events of last night — Athena Jones (@AthenaCNN) April 28, 2015

A team even tackled a looted CVS together.

Large group of volunteers cleaning up that burnt out CVS in Baltimore — justin jouvenal (@jjouvenal) April 28, 2015
Dozens of volunteers out in force to clean up #Baltimore this morning. — Hannah Marr (@_hmmarr) April 28, 2015
@CBSThisMorning volunteers from the neighborhood with rakes and shovels helping clean up the street #Baltimore — Christina Ruffini (@EenaRuffini) April 28, 2015

Citations: The Morning After Protests Exploded in Baltimore (Complex)