Maryland governor describes massive toll of Monday's riots, says today is his first moment of 'peace'

Over 200 businesses were destroyed during Monday night’s riots in Baltimore, and many of those businesses were minority-owned, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan told reporters on Sunday.

The riots that broke out Monday over 25-year-old Freddie Grey’s death from an injury sustained in police custody cost the city hundreds of millions of dollars. Business owners whose buildings weren’t destroyed lost a week of business. Others lost their homes.

But there are signs that things are returning to Baltimore, as the city lifted its curfew on Sunday and the National Guard began drawing down its troops that day, too.

“This is the first moment of peace I’ve had in a week,” Hogan said.

Grey, who was black, suffered a fatal spinal cord industry last month after being arrested for supposedly having a switchblade.

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