This is in no way meant to diminish the protests, the death of George Floyd, the anger felt by years of frustration, and the countless names and lives lost due to police brutality and violence.

This is not meant to glorify the violence or downplay what happened in the wake of those events.

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But after the anger. After the violence.

Lansing Strong. That's what we say. The following day after the violence and destruction, there was a call for folks to come down at 9 am to help with the cleanup.

People starting arriving at 5 am.

Lansing Strong.

Take a look at some of the images, the cleanup, the messages of hope. All of it.

See that we as a city are Lansing Strong.

We Love Lansing.

And above all, we pray...for peace.

McConnell Adams TSM Lansing