BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Everything is trying to return to normal in the areas affected by the fires and looting.

Tracey Leong has more.

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The cleanup efforts are well underway and many officers have moved out of the area. It seems peaceful in the neighborhood.

“I have no corner stores where I live at now; they raided them, they tore them up,” said Evelyn Dorris. “Who’s suffering? We are.”

But hope is overshadowing this.

“We want to bring a positive attitude here,” said Shelby Teague.

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A different feeling is now being spread.

“Nothing is going to be accomplished until we come together,” said one woman.

“They said the police treat us bad; yeah, they do. But we treat us bad. We did this; we burned that CVS down. The police didn’t burn it down,” Dorris said.

“Do something for these kids; give them someplace to go. They closed the rec centers,” said one man. “After school, they don’t got no place to go.”

They view the protests as an opportunity to grow.

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Residents are coming into the neighborhood to help clean the area. People are calling for peaceful protests to continue.