BALTIMORE, MD - Call it a turning point.
On the heels of Saturday's peaceful protest, tensions were soothed, and a calm graced the streets of Baltimore; the once imposed city-wide curfew is now over.
"What we saw over the past few days was not just the resiliency of our city, but also our community's coming together," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said.
"We want to heal our city. We know we have challenges in Baltimore. We know there is work to be done. But, what you saw in these last few days with the peaceful demonstrations and people coming together to celebrate Baltimore, is that will; that we will get better, the we will get through this and we will do it as one Baltimore."
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan was in town Sunday morning. He attended mass near the area where Freddie Gray was arrested last month.
"We must acknowledge the right of people who see no way out, to make their voices heard, and to lift up their frustration and anger, publicly," Archbishop William Lori told the congregation during his mass.
Gray suffered a spinal injury while in police custody; he died a week later. On Friday, six cops were charged in connection with Gray's death. His case ignited city-wide protests in Baltimore.
"We've already started to withdraw the guard. The trucks are pulling out this morning," Gov. Hogan explained.
"It's going to take a little bit of a while. You know, we brought in 4,000 people this week to keep the city safe. We brought in a thousand extra police officers, three thousand members of the guard and three thousand volunteers to help clean things up. It's not going to happen instantaneously. It's going to take a couple of day to get everybody out. We had to build an entire city to save the city. So, it's going to take a while, but we've already started, and we're going to get back to normal as quickly as we can."