Some 200 volunteers combed through the streets of northwest Baltimore on Aug. 5, cleaning up trash and weeds in an “Americans Helping Americans” event organized by conservative activist Scott Presler.
Starting at 7 a.m. at the corner of North Fulton Avenue and Westwood Avenue, the volunteers spread through the surrounding blocks. By 8 p.m. they had collected over 12 tons of trash—destination junkyard.
Many locals expressed gratitude to the participants, and some joined in, Presler said in a phone call.
Presler initially kept details of the event under wraps, concerned that protesters, such as from the violent far-left “Antifa” of the “anti-fascist” group, may show up.
One “Antifa” activist posted the location of the event on Twitter on Aug. 5, calling Presler a “neo-fascist” and accused him of coming to Baltimore “making like … doing a cleanup of the city.”
“Are you going to come help?” Presler responded. There seemed to be no response from the activist.
More on the story- with pictures.