A bright spot in Baltimore

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BALTIMORE —  Large groups of people came together on Tuesday to pick up the pieces after a violent night in Baltimore.

According to CBS DC, the crowds grew by the hour.

Relative strangers, young and old, came together to cleanup the city they loved.

Baltimore residents  were out in their neighborhoods with trash bags and brooms.

They said they were doing what they could.

Governor Larry Hogan showed up at the cleanup scene Tuesday as well, praising and thanking the volunteers for their efforts.

WJZ-TV’s Ron Matz talked to a woman who said she thought it was a “civic duty” to help out by picking up trash.

“It’s senseless what they done yesterday,” she said.

The area was near the CVS pharmacy that was burned and looted during the riots.

“We have to use this CVS, I get my medicine from this CVS… so we have to clean up what they messed up so we can start to build our lives back over again,” she said.

Hardware stores donated trash bags and brooms, and city workers brought in trucks to haul away mounds of trash and broken glass.

With schools closed, Blanca Tapahuasco brought her three sons, ages 2 to 8, from another part of the city to help sweep the brick-and-pavement courtyard outside the CVS.

“We’re helping the neighborhood build back up,” she said. “This is an encouragement to them to know the rest of the city is not just looking on and wondering what to do.”

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