Sunday, parts of downtown Fargo are revealing battle scars from the unrest Saturday night. Rocks, bottles, and acres of windows are broken.
But in true Midwest form, a call for clean-up was met early.
By 6:30 a.m., with no organized effort, volunteers showed up to shovel and sweep away the glass, the stones, and the memories of last night.
Building owners had a tough job, knocking out damaged and broken windows.
Fargo’s Mayor got emotional just looking at it.
“It kind of makes me want to cry, because last night was just a little hard to take,” Mayor Tim Mahoney said.
“I couldn’t sleep, I was up at 4:45 and thought, I am just going to head down,” a Fargo resident shared as she helped clean up.
People weren’t just cleaning up glass, they were finding reminders of last night: not just rocks used for throwing, but tear gas canisters that were still even a little ripe as well.