Inspiring Images Of Volunteers Cleaning Up After Violence In Ferguson

Men, women, and children cleaned up hard-hit areas of the city Monday after another night of unrest.

1. Residents came to clean up their community after the night of clashes with police and looting in Ferguson, Mo.

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A woman picked up litter along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson.

2. Demonstrations have been taking place nightly since last Saturday when Michael Brown, an 18-year-old from the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., was shot and killed by a St. Louis County Police officer. He was unarmed.

Sunday night, a peaceful protest turned violent as shootings, tear gas, and firebombs rocked the city.

Sunday night:

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Protesters face off against police.

3. Monday morning:

Sunday night:

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Protesters break into a McDonalds restaurant to take cover from police tear gas.

4. Monday morning:

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A McDonalds employee scoops up broken glass after Sunday’s violence.

5. Sunday night:

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Firefighters respond to fires that were set after looting at the Dellwood Market.

6. Monday morning:

Clean up inside the delwood market. Thick smell of liquor, smoke #Ferguson

— Elise Hu (@elisewho)

At the Dellwood Market, which was looted last night #Ferguson

— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly)

8. Sunday night:

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A protester throws back a gas canister at police after they fired tear gas to disperse a crowd.

9. Monday morning:

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Volunteers clean up after overnight protests.

10. Sunday night:

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A woman runs after police fire tear gas at protesters.

11. Monday morning:


— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench)

12. Sunday night:

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Protestors help a man overcome by police tear gas.

13. Monday morning:

Matthew Thurman, 27, and Kyle Borders, 26, helping nearby residents, helping clean up #Ferguson

— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly)

14. Sunday night:

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Police tear gas reigns down on a woman kneeling in the street.

15. Monday morning:

This lovely lady, Erma Dupree, 55, has been out here for hours cleaning up at the QT in #ferguson.

— Amanda Terkel (@aterkel)

16. Sunday evening:

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A man carries his child past a row of police.

17. Monday morning:

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Tyrell Mosley and his daughter, McKayla (9) and son Demarre (6) clean up debris along West Florissant Ave. Mosley brought his children out to volunteer after over a week of protests have closed schools in the area.

18. Sunday night:

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A woman has her face doused with milk after being tear gassed by police.

19. Monday morning:

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Brittany Banks cleans up trash littering West Florissant Ave. on her way to work.

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