Baltimore: After riots, protesters and police ensure peace
Baltimore (CNN)– In Baltimore, the numbers alone show the stark contrast between Monday’s lawlessness and Tuesday’s restraint.
On Monday night, police made 235 arrests. After a citywide curfew went into effect at 10 p.m. Tuesday, only 10 people were arrested.
On Monday, 20 officers were injured, including six seriously. On Tuesday night, one officer was hurt.
And on Monday night, dozens of cars and buildings went up in flames as sirens blared throughout the city. On Tuesday night, nothing was on fire.
After Monday’s violent outburst, the city had held its breath in the minutes leading up to the 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew, wondering whether mayhem will erupt once again.
Even a notorious intersection near where Freddie Gray was arrested was peaceful Tuesday night.
Twenty-four hours earlier, the intersection had a burned out car. A tavern there was looted. So was a liquor store.
By Tuesday night, aside from officers in riot gear standing next to armored vehicles, there wasn’t a soul in sight.
With the renewed peace, Baltimore city schools will reopen Wednesday. Cleanup will continue. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will host a free concert because “we could all use a little music in our lives right about now.”