After Sunday night’s destruction, organized cleanups begin Monday morning

Councilman Rex Richardson announced on Twitter that in the wake of Sunday’s demonstrations and looting, a cleanup of Downtown Long Beach will take place Monday morning, starting at 7 a.m. at Harvey Milk Park across from the Promenade.

“Our city is strong. We are resilient,” Richardson tweeted. “Tomorrow morning, wake up early. We have work to do. Downtown Clean-up. 7 AM. Harvey Milk Park. Bring your mask and gloves.”

Harvey Milk Park is located at 185 3rd Street. The cleanup is one of several that had been organized by Sunday evening. Organizers of Clean-Up Long Beach said they will meet at 10 a.m. at the Long Beach Police Department, located at 400 W. Broadway.

“Bring anything you can to help clean up our city! Bags, brooms, dust pans, literally anything! Remember to bring a mask!” Richardson said.

Another organized cleanup will begin at 12 p.m. at Houghton Park located at 6301 Myrtle Avenue.

“Last night, we witnessed devastation and loss in our community,” Richardson said when reached for comment. “We are a strong and resilient community. We have our work cut out for us, and the work starts now.”

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