Flames, violence and destruction dominate front pages, TV and social media.
The protests were sparked by the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray who died of a spinal chord injury suffered while in police custody this month.
While there has undoubtedly been questionable behaviour both on the part of the protesters and law enforcement, there have also been many positives to come out of the riots.
People coming together to clean streets, feed and water police and protect their community have been covered by some - but far from all - media outlets.
Young kids are using their day off from school to clean the streets of West Baltimore. pic.twitter.com/DZw4GmhjLn— Nicolás Medina Mora (@MedinaMora) April 28, 2015
In another twist in the events, many have been trying hard on social media to highlight what appears to be the heavy-handedness of police.
Keep RTing this video. This needs national attention. pic.twitter.com/ctf233HBwI— FriendlyBlackHottie (@HollyGoNightly1) April 29, 2015
A young man named locally as Joseph Kent was 'kidnapped' by police live on TV after appearing to demonstrate peacefully.