Baltimore residents celebrate at the corner of West North and Pennsylvania avenues after Baltimore authorities released a report on the death of Freddie Gray while police in riot gear stand guard on May 1, 2015.
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When Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Friday that charges would be brought against the six officers who were involved in the fatal detainment of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, some people in the crowd erupted in cheers.

“Thank you, Jesus!” someone yelled. “Yeah!” exclaimed another. 

“To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America, I heard your call for ‘no justice, no peace,’” Mosby said during the press conference. 

Here’s a closer look at how the city of Baltimore responded to Friday’s news, along with some video snippets of people’s reactions: 

A crowd erupts in cheers.

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One man reacts positively to the news in front of Baltimore police officers. 

A woman and young child raise their fists—a gesture that has come to symbolize black power—to commend the decision. 

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One man gets on his knees to pray.

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Baltimore natives get out of their cars and cheer. 

A Baltimore man crosses his arms in an “X” position. 

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More black power gestures from Baltimore natives. 

A protester holds up a sign bringing attention to excessive police force used on unarmed African-American men. 

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