By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Aug 15, 2016 at 3:01 PM

All eyes were on Milwaukee on Saturday night as protesters and rioters took to the streets of the Sherman Park area, a boiling point reached after the police-involved shooting of Sylville Smith earlier that afternoon.

Those eyes, local and national, stayed on Milwaukee and Sherman Park on Sunday to see how the city and its residents would react and respond to the previous night's violence. What they saw was a community – black and white, young and old – come together to clean up their streets, show their support for an area in recovery and voice their thoughts, hopes and prayers for a safer, more peaceful tomorrow. 

Here are 16 images of that scene Sunday afternoon:

1. Some of Saturday night's wreckage

(PHOTO: Carolynn Buser)

2. Residents look on at the aftermath

(PHOTO: Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service)

3. People gather to clean the debris of Saturday night's riots

(PHOTO: Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service)

4. Local leaders discuss Saturday night's events

(PHOTO: Carolynn Buser)

5. Nate Dotson supports the clean-up by providing extra supplies and food

(PHOTO: Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service)

6. A family helps pick up trash in the area

(PHOTO: Dontello Get Bands Fifer Facebook)

7. Three men join in thought and prayer

(PHOTO: Stephen Jansen Facebook)

8. People unite to help the community

(PHOTO: Eshi Morris Facebook)

9. A job well done by cleanup volunteers

(PHOTO: Marie Carlson Facebook)


The young man with the braids in the white t-shirt lost his brother yesterday. I told this young man that I love him, WE as a community told him that we love him, and we want the best for him and our community.

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11. A mother and son (looking at camera) attend a Sherman Park gathering

(PHOTO: Jabril Faraj/Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service)

12. A community joined in hurt, hope and prayer

(PHOTO: Jabril Faraj/Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service)

13. A gathering near West Auer Avenue where Saturday's shooting took place

(PHOTO: Jabril Faraj/Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service)