If you have seen any form of news this week, even if it is just on social media, you are fully aware of the heartbreaking situation that is going on in Baltimore, Maryland. Unfortunately the news is quick to paint an already devastating situation that much worse. It is easier for the news stations and social media outlets to show only the negative, severely violent, and horrible scenes from Baltimore. They portray a city full of “gangstas and thugs” as they like to say. In the middle of all the chaos, the news is so quick to announce, there are some good samaritans and helpful citizens trying to influence a more positive vibe throughout the city. The following images are ones you won’t see on your local news channel, but they will help to restore your faith in humanity a little bit, especially during the Baltimore riots.
1. Fighting For The Future
2. Family. Protest. Baltimore.
3. Bloods And Crips Unite For Justice.
4. Do Not Give Them A Reason
5. A man is standing outside a 7-11 in Baltimore blocking the entrance from potential looters.
6. Hundreds of citizens gather to clean the streets of Baltimore and restore peace to the city.
7. Baltimore residents working into the night, cleaning up their local streets after the riots settled down for the day.
8. A group of men in suits, believed to be part of the Nation of Islam, walk through the streets trying to disperse the crowds that have gathered.
9. This man dances every day on this truck. He’s not letting the protests stop his routine.
10. Thousands of peaceful protestors in Baltimore.
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Yes random people were hurt, Yes a peaceful protest did get rough :::: But stop thinking it was everyone Out of about 1000+ people only 50-100 lost control ::: but best believe our people were not only trying to stop the acts of violence, but also saving and helping those in need :::: Things the Media wont show you :::: #ripfreddiegray #baltimore ::: #DVNLLN A photo posted by KnownNobody ◼️◾️▪️ (@bydvnlln) on
11. Innocent people are getting hurt during these protests.
12. A young boy waves to police officers.
Awe inspiring. Citizens of Baltimore are like anywhere else, only a few are disruptive. #Walterscott #freddiegray A photo posted by Benji (@benjikuriakose) on
13. A group of men stand between Baltimore residents and police officers.
15. Jason Butler is up bright and early cleaning up his Baltimore neighborhood.
16. This mom has earned the title #momoftheyear across multiple social media sites after finding her son participating in the riots.
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see #BaltimoreProtest A photo posted by @x.o.chels on
17. Here are a few positive images from Baltimore that have not been shown on TV.
#Regrann from @everydayblackamerica – “On Druid Hill ave. in Baltimore, Maryland, two men hold hands together in prayer. Rioters on one side, the police line on the other. While some seemed to condemn their actions, the two men continued to pray for safety. I’m uncertain if they knew each other but it seemed as if they didn’t, but wanted to come together with the commonality of prayer.” Photo by @theguy_behind_thelens #blackamerica #baltimore #baltimoreprotest #prayer #men #everydayblackamerica #everydayusa #peace #comradery #hands #baltimorepolice #baltimorelove A photo posted by @hsl_2 on
18. Two men praying for peace in Baltimore.
19. A young boy gives police officers water.
What media don’t want you to see :::: a peaceful conversation being held on the front lines :::: #ripfreddiegray #Baltimore #blacklivesmatter ::: #DVNLLN A photo posted by KnownNobody ◼️◾️▪️ (@bydvnlln) on
20. People having conversations with law enforcement while staying peaceful.
It’s amazing what the media shows versus what you can find on social media accounts like Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. When searching for images, you find a lot of the violence happening but there are good things happening too. There are church groups and community leaders who are stepping up, to ensure their citizens can remain safe, during this dark time that is upon the beautiful city of Baltimore, Maryland.
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